Mexican Sour Gherkin (Mouse Melon, Cucamelon, Sandita)
The Mexican Sour Gherkin (Melothria scabra) also known as Mouse Melon, and Cucamelon, is a vine that grows edible fruit that resemble small watermelons, the size of grapes. The fruit taste like sour cucumbers. This plant is native to Mexico and Central America, where it is called Sandita, which means "little watermelon". Immature fruit taste like Gherkins, and when fully mature, they taste like pickled cucumbers.
- SESE Certified Organic Seeds 0.2 g packet (70 seeds)
Growing Info: Thin but tenacious vines bear many 5⁄8" x 7⁄8" fruits with skin like tiny watermelons in 73 days after germination.
Health Benefits: Cucamelon is considered a super-food as it contains powerful antioxidants including Lycopene and Beta-carotene, fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and Potassium. Cucamelons are rich in vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant to neutralize free radials, reduce inflammation and boost immune function. View Nutritional Information.
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