Mexican Sour Gherkin

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Mexican Sour Gherkin Seeds

Melothria scabra
Bite-sized bits of bright and tangy flavor explosion.
Art Pack, 50 seeds
Product ID# CU0480A
$3.95

Currently unavailable. Full catalog will return by January 1st, 2018. We hope to have this item available for order again by November 24th, 2017

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 5-14 days
Days to Maturity 65 days
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Spacing in Row 12 inches
Spacing Between Rows 42 inches
Height at Maturity 72 inches
Detailed Product Info

Itty bitty, bite-sized cucumber-like fruits form on this unique, sprawling but small leaved vine. Each bite is a refreshing, explosive sensation, and the flavor is a treat: sweet and pleasant, but predominantly tangy, hence the name. Not a true cucumber, but a member of the species Melothria scabra. A great choice for small spaces, those who love anything unique and for market growers. Also a very popular item sold at farmer's markets in packed in half-or-full pints. Trellis for best production, ease of harvest and use of space.

Growing Instructions

Start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost or direct sow outdoors after last frost. Vigorous vines can reach 6´ long, trellis for best results. Can also be grown in containers with a trellis nearby for vines to climb on.

About the Art and Artist
Artwork by Wendy Edelson: www.wendyedelson.com. About the Artist: "Wendy Edelson lives on a river in a valley in the Green Mountains of Northern Vermont, , spending her time illustrating children-s books and creating art for packaging, posters, advertising, collectibles and grown up books. She has managed to steal just enough time away from her drawing board to occasionally travel the world and has learned how to whip up a mean Puttanesca sauce and bake biscotti , speak passable Italian, grow scented flower gardens and heirloom vegetables, learn to dance, be happy, write a children-s book, get married and have a son , love a Corgi and a fluffy gray cat....and the fun-s just begun!" About the Art: Children's book illustrator Wendy Edelson was a natural choice to capture both the cuteness and the complexity of this winding vine crop. With precise pencil and and ink illustrations, Edleson brought both this variety and a delightful mouse picnic to life.

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