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Cucamelon Organic Seed

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10 Organic Cucamelon Seeds [approx]

Name: Cucamelon, Mouse Melon.

Latin Name: Melothria scabra

Description: Cucamelon is a very old vegetable that can be described as part melon, part cucumber! It is a highly productive plant that produces lots of small fruits that are approx 2.5cm (1 inch) in size. They can be eaten fresh or pickled. It is more cold tolerant than regular cucumbers. It is also regularly called a Mouse Melon.

Germination Rate: 90%

Seed Origin: France

Sowing: February to May

Harvesting: July to October

How To Grow Cucamelons From Seed: Cucamelon seeds can be started indoors under protection from March onwards. Using a seedling module, or small pots, sow 1 seed in each cell/pot. Cucamelon seeds need heat to germinate, it is best if the soil the seeds are in can be kept at 20°C or above. If the temperature is lower, germination can take up to 4 weeks.

When the seedlings emerge and have become established, transplant them to their final spot in a greenhouse or polytunnel. Cucamelon can also be grown outdoors under no protection. If putting them outdoors, wait until the end of May/start of June to put the plants outside.

The plants will need support to grow upwards. This can be given easily by using canes or similar, which will allow their vines to cling to and climb.

Harvest the fruits when they are approx 2.5cm in size.

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