Common Name: Cucamelon or Mouse Melon
Hardiness Degree: °F (°C)
Blooming Season: Summer
Plant Habit: Climbing
Characteristics: Culinary Use
Fertilize: None or when needed only
Spacing: 12 - 16" (30 - 41cm)
Height: 48 - 84" (122 - 213cm)
Width: 48 - 85" (122 - 216cm)
General Information: Vigorous vining plants loaded with 1-in. (3-cm) miniature watermelon-like fruits that taste like cucumbers with tangy citrus overtones. Vines grow 4 to 7 ft. (1 to 2 m) long and benefit from the use of a trellis. Plants attract hummingbirds.
Idea & Tips: Plant in full sun and well-drained soil. Water frequently.
Days to Harvest: 70
Fruit Size: 1 x 0.5 in. (3 x 1 cm), 1 oz. (28 g)
Grower Information: Fruits look like miniature watermelons and taste like cucumbers with tangy citrus overtones. Plants attract hummingbirds. Vines grow 4 to 7 ft. (1 to 2 m) long. Plants benefit from the use of a trellis.