Cute grape-sized fruits with a cucumber taste and a touch of tartness that resemble miniature watermelons. For a fun visual twist, pickle and add to a martini. Since the fruits become more sour as they mature, they are also known as sandita or Mexican sour gherkin. From summer to fall, long vines grow plenty of "watermelons" to harvest.
Botanical Name : Melothria scabra
Common name : Mouse Melon Cucumber, Slicing
Size at maturity : 1-1.5"
Days to maturity : 70"
Light requirement : Full sun
Planting time : Sowing
Method : Direct Sow
Planting depth : 1/4"
Plant spacing : 9”-12”
Ships : Year-Round
Average seeds per ounce : Approx. 10,000