Cucamelon Mexican Gerkhin - NOT AVAILABLE TO WA
Botanical Name: Melothria scabra
Availability: Out of stock
These climbing plants produce masses of grape size fruit that resemble tiny watermelons and have a fresh flavour, like cucumber with a twist of citrus. Native to Mexico and Central America these perennial plants are very drought tolerant and easy to grow. Staking recommended.
How To Grow
Sow 3-4 seeds in a group, 5mm (1/4in) deep, later thinning to the strongest two seedlings. Keep moist. Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days.Sow in rows 60cm (2ft) apart. To encourage growth of side shoots, pinch out growing tips at 5-6 leaf stage. Harvest: 12-14 weeks from sowing.
When To Plant
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- 2 cup cucamelons
- 1 cup red cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup yellow cherry tomatoes
- 2 cup grapes
- 12 fresh basil leaves
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Pinch of sea salt
- Cut tomatoes, cucamelons and grapes in half and combine in a serving bowl. Roughly chop the basil and add to the bowl.
- In a jar combine the lemon juice, olive oil and salt and shake well.
- Just before serving, pour dressing over the cucamelons and lightly toss.