- 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".
How to sow and grow:
|Method:||Sow direct or raise seedlings|
|When:||Spring and summer|
|Germination:||10-14 days @ 22-28°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Frost tender Perennial|
|Position:||Full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||100-150 days|
(Product number: G6-02)
Seeds per gram: 340 seeds
|Botanical name:||Melothria scabra|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||20 seeds|
|Quarantine restrictions:||NOT TO WA|
|Seeds per gram:||340|
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