Mexican Miniature Watermelon (Melothria scabra)

james-in-lapineSeptember 21, 2008

Okay, where to start. I started this plant (from seed) late for central Oregon. I don't know much about it. So far the plant looks like a miniature cucumber.

Anyone ever grow it?

A link to where I got the seed.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mexican Miniature Watermelon

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farmerdilla

Melothria scabra is best known as the Mexican Sour Gherkin.I t is sometimes called the Mouse Melon. Grape sized with a cucumber flavor. Some folks think it has a slight lemony flavor. Used in salads and pickles.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2008 at 8:24PM
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plant-one-on-me(MI 5b)

These sound very interesting, please let us know how they do for you. I would be interested in trying them next year.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 8:43AM
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plant-one-on-me(MI 5b)

Here are some comments and information I found while doing a websearch.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/108943/

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 8:48AM
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james-in-lapine

Thank you for your help. Is what I had from seed packet though.
Has anyone grown it?

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 10:17AM
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zeedman Zone 5 Wisconsin

Yes, I grow Melothria scabra most years (although not this year). It was talked about a great deal in the thread listed below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Unusual vegetables

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 5:50PM
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james-in-lapine

zeedman, thank you. I found most of what I was looking for in your link.
James

    Bookmark   September 23, 2008 at 12:55PM
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