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Cucamelon 'Melothria'

Melothria scabra, Mexican gherkhin, Mouse Melon

Half-hardy Annual

  • This year's must-have, decorative, fruiting climber, ideal for planters

If you want to be on trend in the kitchen and in the garden, join top chefs and celeb gardeners by putting the unusual fruits of cucamelon on your menu this season. This easy to grow fruiting climber performs strongly on a sunny patio or border and even better in the greenhouse, producing heavy crops of mini melon fruits tasting of cucumber with a twist of lime! Eat the grape-sized fruits fresh from the vine all through summer, but do try to save some for salads, salsas and pickles!


The vigorous decorative foliage makes this lush climber truly dual purpose - grow this trendy patio fruit on an ornate obelisk and make it a talking point feature of your summer garden. For maximum fruit production, stop main stems at 2.4m (8ft) and trim back all side shoots to 45cm (18"). Height: 2.4m (8ft). Spread: 50cm (20").

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, greenhouse, conservatory
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (20 cucamelon seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.49
Sow seed on the surface of a free draining compost and cover with about 6mm (1/4 in) of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator at 21 -24C (70 – 75F) until germination, then reduce to 18C (65F). Germination up to 21 days.
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm ( 3in) pots. Plant out , one plant per 25cm( 10in) container or 2 plants per growbag. Can also be planted outdoors in a sunny spot in late May/ June once all risk of frost has passed. Plants will need support to ramble.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

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