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Cucamelon

Known in Mexico as Sandiitas de Raton, which literally translates to “Little Mouse Watermelons”, Cucamelons are a cute little fruit with bags of personality. Originating from Mexico, cucamelons will produce masses of fruit throughout the summer that taste like cucumber and lime. What’s more these small, grape size watermelon lookalikes are ignored by pests, are drought-tolerant and incredibly easy to grow.

 

Available in 2" pots

 

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Once the danger of frost has passed they can be planted outdoors 30-40cm (12-16″) apart providing cane support. The cucamelon plants can also be grown in a greenhouse in a grow bag, large pot or in the border. Water and feed regularly with liquid tomato fertilizer.

Once the main shoot has reached a height of 2.5m (8ft), pinch out the growing tip. Pinch out the growing tip of the side shoots when they are 40cm (16″) in length.

The plants will start to fruit in July through to late September. Cucamelons are ready to pick when they are the size of olives or small grapes and are still firm. Leaving them on the plant longer can result in a slightly bitter flavour and a soggy texture.

Cucamelon

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