Mexican Gherkin Cucumber

Mexican Gherkin Cucumber

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    Melothria scabra. Open pollinated. Heirloom.
    • 70 days. 
    • Grape sized cucumbers resemble miniature watermelons.
    • First you taste sweet, then a hint of sour, enjoy picked right off the vine.
    • Fun for kids. Use for salads and snacks, fully process if pickling.
    • Wilt resistant.
    Planting Directions:  Sow seed in spring after all danger of frost is past and the soil temperature is between 60° to 95°. Plant seed 1/2” to 1” deep in hills of  4-6 seeds spaced 2-3’ apart. Prepare the soil in early spring incorporating rich compost or a general garden fertilizer as soil requires. Sow transplants indoors 4 weeks before setting out in the garden. Cucumber is a warm weather vegetable, maintain soil temperatures of  70° to 80°. Regular, generous watering after the blossoms appear boosts yields and produces uniform, non-bitter fruits. Trellis Mexican Gherkin Cucumber for best production, vines tend to need support.