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Cucamelon 'Melothria' - Seeds

Melothria scabra, Mexican gherkhin, Mouse Melon

Easy to grow fruiting climber

Join top chefs and celeb gardeners by putting the unusual fruits of cucamelon on your menu

Fruits taste of cucumber with a twist of lime!

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If you want to be on trend in the kitchen and in the garden, join top chefs and celeb gardeners by putting the unusual fruits of cucamelon on your menu this season. This easy to grow fruiting climber performs strongly on a sunny patio or border and even better in the greenhouse, producing heavy crops of mini melon fruits tasting of cucumber with a twist of lime! Eat the grape-sized fruits fresh from the vine all through summer, but do try to save some for salads, salsas and pickles!
The vigorous decorative foliage makes this lush climber truly dual purpose - grow this trendy patio fruit on an ornate obelisk and make it a talking point feature of your summer garden. For maximum fruit production, stop main stems at 2.4m (8ft) and trim back all side shoots to 45cm (18"). Height: 2.4m (8ft). Spread: 50cm (20").


1 Packet (20 Seeds) (54800)

Sow seed on the surface of a free draining compost and cover with about 6mm (1/4 in) of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator at 21 -24C (70 – 75F) until germination, then reduce to 18C (65F). Germination up to 21 days.
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm ( 3in) pots. Plant out , one plant per 25cm( 10in) container or 2 plants per growbag. Can also be planted outdoors in a sunny spot in late May/ June once all risk of frost has passed. Plants will need support to ramble.

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