Organic Cucumber, Mexican Sour Gherkin
(1 oz)

Good in Salads, Stir Fried or Pickled

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV5621

$54.99/Oz

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Description

Cucumber - Mexican Sour Gherkin - Melothria scabra

Tender Annual Heirloom. Mexican Sour Gherkin, also called the Mouse Melon, is native to Mexico and Central America. Very vigorous vining plants produce 1" miniature watermelon-like fruits. Flavor is sweet and almost salty. Good when added to salads, stir fries or pickled. Grows well on a trellis.

Did You Know? The term "cool as a cucumber" is from the fact that cucumbers can actually cool the temperature of the blood.

Soil Temperature: 70-95°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 3-10 Days
Height At Maturity: Vine
Days to Maturity: 70 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12-18"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 10,000 Seeds

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Features

  • Grow on a Trellis
  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes 1 oz Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Annual Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall Ideal Soil Temperature 70-95°F
Germination Requirements Warmth Days to Maturity 60 - 90 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun Growth Habit Vining
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant Plant Family Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0
Seed Unit Sizes 1 oz
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Annual
Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 70-95°F
Germination Requirements Warmth
Days to Maturity 60 - 90 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Vining
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0

Planting & Care

Soil and Water: Plant cucumbers in hills or mounds with plenty of added organic matter. Sow 6-7 seeds in a hill. Once the seedlings sprout, thin to the 3 best vines.

Planting and Growing: In cool regions, start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost, or sow seeds directly when the soil is at least 70°F.

Harvesting and Storage: Harvest at 1" long and not longer since fruit will get seedy if allowed to grow longer.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.10 lbs. Dimensions: 8"L x 4"W x 2"H

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