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Our Price: $3.50

Quantity in Stock:9

Description Germination

60 days. This diminutive fruit is known by many names such as mouse melon and Mexican sour gherkin. Don't let its small size fool you as it will take over a trellis in very little time and bear loads of small melon like fruits. Taste is somewhere between a cucumber and watermelon. Prolific. Great in salads (sweet or savory) and as pickles. We have it outside growing on a wire framed trellis in shallow raised beds. No disease. Cool thing about this species (Melothria scabra) is the roots can be grubbed up, stashed away in a pot of peat where it won't freeze and replanted in the spring after the danger of frost has past. Instant gratification!

Plant Information
  • Seed Count: 30-35

  • Collection Date: Oct 2018
  • Hardiness Zone: annual/perennial
  • Height and Width: climber
  • Germination test type: float; cut

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