Melothria scabra, commonly known as cucamelon, is a fast-growing, herbaceous perennial climber that is typically grown as an annual. This unique plant originates from Mexico and can reach heights of 2.5–3 meters, with double-spiraled tendrils and rough-textured green leaves, 3–7 centimeters long with three or five lobes. Cucamelon produces small, olive-shaped fruits that are about 2.5 centimeters long but can grow up to 4 centimeters, with bands of pale green mottling. These fruits have an acidic cucumber taste and a crunchy texture, making them a delightful addition to salads or as a snack. The plant is drought-resistant and pest-resistant relative to other cucumbers, and it is generally disease-free. Cucamelon is well-suited for growing in various conditions, including sunny, sheltered positions, and it can be propagated by seed sown at 22-24°C in spring. This unique and charming plant is a favorite among gardeners and chefs, offering a refreshing and tangy alternative to traditional cucumbers.

25 seeds per packet.

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Cucumelon / Melothria

  • Product Code: CUCU
  • Availability: In Stock
  • €3.00

  • Ex Tax: €3.00

Tags: Cucumelon / Melothria