Cute, grape-sized fruits look like tiny watermelons with a cucumber flavor, often with a hint of tartness. Pickle and add to a martini for a fun visual twist! Also called sandita or Mexican sour gherkin because the fruits turn more sour as they mature. Long vines up to 10′ produce plenty of “watermelons” to harvest from summer to fall. A terrific container or hanging basket variety! Frost-sensitive vines grow up to 5′-10′ long. Botanical Interests’® Mouse Melon Cucamelon Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 8 mounds.
70 days to maturity.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–90°F.
Indoors: Recommended for short-season areas. Sow 2-4 weeks before transplanting within 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Sow into biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in the ground; roots are sensitive to disturbance.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.