Cucamelon

Melothria scabra Packet

Standard seed packet, 20 seeds (NOT TO WA)

$4.75
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  • Grape sized fruits
  • Also known as "Mouse Melon" or "Mexican Sour Gherkin"

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Description

'Cucamelon' seeds

Melothria scabra

NOT TO WA

  • Grape sized fruits
  • Also known as "Mouse Melon" or "Mexican Sour Gherkin"

Vigorous climbing vine which produces small fruits that are grape sized and look like miniature watermelons. Flavour is similar to cucumber with a tangy citrus twist. Fruit can be pickled or eaten fresh. Fruits are 2cm long and oval shaped. Semi-drought tolerant once established. Can be grown in pots. Older fruits have a more sour flavour. Once vines lose their leaves in winter you can dig up the root which will have formed a tuber and store it in a cool dark place over winter to re-plant in spring which will produce a more abundant harvest in their second year.

Also known as "Mouse Melon" or "Mexican Sour Gherkin".

 

 

Seeds per gram: 340
Product code: G6-02

Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 5mm
Season Spring and summer
Germination 10-14 days @ 22-28°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Perennial
Row Spacing 70cm
Plant Spacing 60cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 100-150 days

*Notes: Can take up to 3 weeks for seeds to germinate

Shipping

We deliver Australia wide.

All orders are dispatched from our warehouse in Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia.

We do not deliver overseas.

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Order dispatch time is currently 1-3 business days plus delivery time.
Please note we are unable to guarantee specific delivery dates, the delivery timeframes below are estimates only.

 

Whats in the order? Shipping Options Shipping Cost  Shipping Details
Small seed packets ONLY Economy Delivery $2.50 or FREE on orders over $20
(WA customers: $5 economy delivery*)
Orders sent via letter | Delivery 2-6 business days
No tracking | Guaranteed delivery** by 20 business days
  Parcel Delivery  Capped rate of $6.99 Order sent via Australia Post- Parcel Post | 1-6 business days
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
  Express Delivery Starting from $15.00
(calculated by weight)
Order sent via Australia Post- Express | 1+ business day
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
 
Order includes BULK seed
or other non-seed products
Parcel Delivery  Capped rate of $6.99 Order sent via Australia Post- Parcel Post | 1-6 business days
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
  Express Delivery Starting from $15.00
(calculated by weight)
Order sent via Australia Post- Express | 1+ business day
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**

*All orders sent to Western Australia are subject to mandatory inspection and fees by Quarantine WA. These fees are included in all shipping costs above.

**We will replace all orders that are lost or damaged in transit however we will not replace or refund orders simply because they were delivered later than estimated. Full details here.

 

Ratings & Reviews

Cucamelon

I planted the seeds in probably around June (Newcastle region), so completely the wrong time. Had one or two plants germinate with extremely slow growth, was no more than 3cm tall after 4 months from the first sign of sprouting. At around October as it got warm growth has sped up a lot, also other seeds have germinated and are growing really well, noticeable difference in size even over a day or two. All the successful plants were direct sown but the ones I did try to raise were done at the wrong time of year so not a massive surprise there. Have eaten cucamelons before so it'll be cool to grow them.
21 November 2020