Cucamelon Mexican Sour Gherkin Seeds

Cucamelon Mexican Sour Gherkin Seeds

A native heirloom vegetable with lemony goodness

Item # 52634-PK-P1
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Genus Melothria
Species scabra
Item Form (P) Pkt of 30 seeds
Days to Maturity 75
Fruit Color Cream
Habit Vining
Seeds Per Pack 30
Plant Height 3 ft 4 in - 4 ft 2 in
Plant Width 4 in - 6 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Heirloom, Trellises
Foliage Color Medium Green
Harvest Season Early Fall, Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Pest Resistant, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Sandy, Poor, Clay
Uses Baskets, Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor, Containers

Review Summary
(Based on 3 Reviews)

5 star rating
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


5 star rating
Good seed
Kevin Oreilly from CO wrote on June 12, 2019

First time growing gherkins, so we will see how they do. Healthy seeds good looking seeds. I Did experience less than ideal germination rates but I did try a few different germination methods just for experimenting. Two methods yielded better germination than others, but that was user error. All and all a good packaging, with health plants. Pricey but there aren’t much of this seed open pollinated around.

5 star rating
We Love These
Rebekah Dughi from PA wrote on April 02, 2017

They look just like the picture. They grow on a thin, lacey, beautiful vine. I'm going to put some in pots with a trellis this year. They are bitter, lemony, and crunchy. Great in tzatziki.

4 star rating
Tasty novelty
Ed R from IN wrote on March 09, 2017

Fruits live up to the 'sour' part of their name. Likened to a lemony cucumber with a tough skin. Makes a nice garnish or crunch in a salad or salsa. They weren't my favorite for eating plain (thick skin, too sour solo). They do however grow on a vine thin enough to intermix with other cages (adjacent tomatoes, etc...) to sprawl along the garden. They are prolific enough to create a handful or two every few days in the hot part of the summer.

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