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Mouse Melon


Cucumber Speciality
Melothria scabra
Tiny little cucumbers (Melothria scabra) known in Mexico as “sandíita” (little watermelon) and branded here as mouse melons. They have a prominent cucumber flavor with notes of sourness. A nice crunchy addition to summer salads, salsas and pickles. A delicious amusement in your garden.
2 x 3
CULTIVATION: The Melothria scabra is a climbing plant that grows well on a trellis, if in limited growing space, or also directly in the ground. It can reach 2.5 m in height for a 0.5 m wingspans. Its growth is quite fast. Sow indoors in April before transplanting to the garden in full sun. Use "Jiffy" pots to reduce the shock of transplanting. When sowing directly in the garden the soil temperature should be around 16°C with no risk of frost on the ground. Emergence takes 10 days on average. SOIL: It is greedy and likes soft, rich, and fresh soil. It is recommended to add manure or compost to the soil. SPACING: 60 cm between each and 1 m between rows. HARVESTING: they are eaten young when they reach the size of about 3 cm.
30 s/p
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