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Cucamelon Seeds - Cucamelon

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15 Seeds
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V-CUC-10
 
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15 Seeds.

Other Names - Mexican Gherkin, Mouse Melon, Mexican Miniature Watermelon

  • A very decorative, easy to grow and productive fruiting climber
  • Heavy crops of unusual 'mini melon' fruits which taste of cucumber with a hint of lime
  • Eat the grape sized fruits fresh from the plant or add to salads and salsas

Suitable For - Patio, vegetable garden, greenhouse, conservatory, grow bags, containers

Sowing Months - April - May

Harvest - July - September


Gardening is about finding the right balance! Try growing Companion Plants close by to help deter pests.

  • The leaves of the Comfrey plant can be used to make a nutrient rich liquid fertilizer ideal for giving a nutrient boost for cucamelon plants.

Soil Preperation

Grow in good quality compost or if growing direct in the ground add some well rotted manure or compost to the growing area a few months before planting. 1 - 2 weeks before planting add some general purpose organic fertilizer and remove any weeds.

General InformationSowing & Planting Information
Habit Annual Module Grown & Transplants
Type Climbing vine Distance between plants 55 cm
Position Full sun Distance between rows 50 cm
Average height 250 cm Direct Sowing
Average spread 50 cm Sowing distance between plants N/A
Hardiness Half hardy Distance between rows N/A
Overwintering No Sowing depth 0.5 cm
Soil Ph   Germination temperature 18 to 25℃
    Days to germination 7 - 21 days

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow cucamelon seeds in a seed tray or a small pot if only 2 - 3 plants are required. Leave at least 2 - 3 cm between each seed, cover with fine compost and water well. Place in a propagator to germinate. As soon as germination has started move the tray to an area with good daylight exposure, a windowsill is ideal. The young plants will still need to be kept somewhere warm (around 17°c).
When large enough to handle transplant each seedling into 7.5 cm pots.
Grow on in a warm location until the plants are growing strong.
Plant out in May - June when all risk of frost has passed. Harden off before planting out to help prevent shock.

Direct Sowing

For best results start cucamelon indoors.


Growing On

Plant one cucamelon plant per 25 - 30 cm container or 2 plants per growbag. If growing direct in the ground plant out at the distance suggested above.
Provide support for the vine plants to climb up such as a trellis or archway
Once the plants reach 250 cm in height cut the main growing point to stop the plant growing any taller. Trim back all side shoots to around 40 - 45 cm in length. This will allow the plant to concentrate it's energy into producing more fruit rather than stem.


Harvesting

When the fruits are around 3 cm in length (large grape size) they are ready to harvest.

TIP

Try pickling cucamelons, their delicious!

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