Mexican Sour Gherkin

Mexican Sour Gherkin Seeds

Bright and tangy bursts of flavor

Melothria scabra
Tiny fruits with cucumber flavor that pop at each bite.
Enjoy a refreshing, explosive sensation. Flavor is sweet, tart, and pleasant and can even be used for pickles. If trellised, plants yield well without much space.
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Quick Facts
Days to Germination 3 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 75 days
Planting Depth ½ inch
Spacing in Row 12 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 to 60 inches
Height at Maturity 36 to 48 inches
Width at Maturity 12 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. They do make lovely pickles. Note 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.

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