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Mexican sour gherkin

Melothria pendula scabra

These rapidly climbing Melothria cucumbers look like tiny watermelons. In no time they will have climbed 150 cm. The fruit makes a perfect snack while touring your garden. You can surprise your house guests with fun salads or, even, make mini-watermelon looking pickles. This plants truly stimulates your creativity. It is a robust plants and resistant to many diseases and pests. Not only is it a beautiful ornamental, it is useful and delicious.

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Family gourd family, cucurbit family
Thousand-seeds weight (TKW) 4.27 grams
Seeds per gram 234.2
Instructions de culture 

Sow from mid-April with two seeds in a small pot for transplants or from mid-May directly into the field. Planting 50 ✕ 50 cm spacing on all sides. Use nutrient-rich soil, compost and mulch which are very beneficial to cucumbers. Give a climbing stake for Melothria to create its enchanting network. Melothria does great on balconies.

Growing calendar
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
150 cm
Planting distance
50 x 50 cm
Sowing depth
1 cm
Germination duration
10 days
Fertilization need
Water need
Soil Type
Fertile soils
Suited for balcony gardening