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Melothria Scabra

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MELOTHRIA SCABRA

PACKET CONTAINS 12 SEEDS

Know as mouse melon, Mexican sour gherkin, Mexican sour cucumber and cucumelon, this vigorous climber is apart of the cucumber family. Grown for its tiny 2cm long edible fruit that looks just like a miniature striped watermelon. Longer matured fruit will taste mildy sour in flavour with a cucumber texture. Can eaten raw and used for pickling.

  • A perennial in warmer climates. Dig up root formed tubers in cool climate winters.
  • Frost tender
Method

Sow direct (after frost) or raise seedling

Sowing Depth

5mm

When to sow in Australia

Tropical/Sub- tropical: All year

Temperate: Late winter to Summer.

Cold: Spring and summer

 

Germination 10-14 days @ 22-28°C
Plant Spacing 60cm
Row Spacing 70cm
Position Full sun to part shade