Cucamelon

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These tiny fruits originate in Central America, deliver a taste of watermelon with  a hint of lime.  The trailing vines are rampant and at home in any unheated glasshouse as well as a sunny sheltered spot outdoors.

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Cucamelon

These tiny fruits originate in Central America, deliver a taste of watermelon with  a hint of lime.  The trailing vines are rampant and at home in any unheated glasshouse as well as a sunny sheltered spot outdoors.  Despite their exotic origins they are much easier to grow than regular cucumbers and not touched by the usual range of pests.  The plant is actually a perennial and provided the radish like root is dug up and stored much as a dahlia tuber over winter, they will flourish for many years.

Cucamelon

  • Sow under cover (protected / heated) from Mid spring, 3-4 seeds 1/2in deep in a 3in pot in good compost.  (These will not germinate in cold / damp conditions, use a heated propagator or somewhere very warm (20-25C))
  • Transplant no later than 3 weeks after seeding as they have a tap root that can be easily damaged. . Best under glass but will grow outdoors in s sheltered sunny spot.
  • Will tolerate drought better than cucumbers.  Avoid over-watering.
  • Provide support and space as these will rampantly trail over a large area
  • Keep them picked and they’ll keep producing.
  • Harvest Jul-Sep