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Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber Seeds

  • Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber Seeds
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An exotic cucumber that has an intriguing inside.







A very exciting vegetable to have in your garden! 
Looking like lilliputian watermelons with their distinctive dark and light green "rinds, they make up in character what they lack in size. The Mexican Sour Gherkin (Melothria scabra) is an heirloom native to Mexico and Central America, where it's known as sandita (little watermelon). But it tastes neither sour nor like a watermelon; the palm-sized fruit is bright and tangy on the tongue, like cucumber with a twist of lemon. 
Mexican Sour Gherkins have been around since pre-Columbian times, but were not brought into botanical classification until the mid-1800s. Despite being a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, they're only distantly related to the cucumber and will not cross with other cucumber varieties. They're also said to be the most cold-tolerant of all cukes, and will continue to fruit until the first frost.

Product Details
Zones: 3-9
Planting Depth: 1/2" inch
Spacing: Plant 12" inches apart
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Germination: 3-10 days
Days to Maturity: 75 days

Type: Vine
Skin color: Looks like a mini-watermelon
Packet: 20 seeds