Mouse Melon

Melothria scabra

Mouse Melon

Melothria scabra
Grape-sized melon fruits!
Mouse Melon (Melothria scabra) is actually a variety of melon from Mexico and Central America. A vine with grape sized fruits that taste like vaguely tart cucumbers when freshly picked. The fruit makes a great addition to a mixed salad and can be pickled as you would gherkins. Use chicken wire to allow the plant to climb easily. Mouse melon (also known as cucamelon) is slow to start but will eventually reach a height of 1 metre.

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Specifications+
Edible: Yes
Cutting flowers: No
Grafted: No
Green stayer: No
Growing Height: 80 - 150 cm
Guarantee: 1 year growth and flowering guarantee
Hardy plants: No
Harvesting: July - October
Latin name: Melothria scabra
Leafs all year: Yes
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Naturalizing: No
Planting distance: 50 - 80 cm
Scented: Not Scented
Self polinating: No

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