Gaia Organic Seeds - Cucamelon
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Cucamelon | Certified Organic by Ecocert Canada Cucumis sativus | Annual | Heirloom
Also called Mexican Sour Gherkin or Pepquino melon. Plant produces heavy yields of 2″ long small cucumbers that look like miniature watermelons. They have the sweet cucumber flavor, followed by a surprising sourness, which leads you to believe they are already pickled! Perfect for making tiny sweet pickles! They fall off the vines when ripe. Should use trellises when growing this variety.
Planting tip: Direct sow as soon as all the danger of frost has passed. Start transplant 3-4 weeks before planting date. Cucumber prefer air temperature of 21°C
Harvesting tip: Harvest every day or two otherwise leftover cucumber will overripe and slow production.
Storage tip: Store at 10-12°C with 95% humidity for up to 10 days.