Cucamelon Mexican Gherkin

Is it a cucumber? Is it a melon? This adorable fruit looks like a watermelon for fairies, but it tastes like a cucumber with tangy citrus overtones. Loads of tiny, one-inch fruits appear on vigorous vines. (Trellis the vines to save space in the garden.) Delicious eaten fresh from the garden as snacks or in salads, you can also pickle these cuties to enjoy later. If you garden with kids, make sure to add Cucamelon to your beds. Also known as a mouse melon, this fruit makes an ideal addition to tea parties with fairies.

Part of our Harvest Select line, available only at The Home Depot!

Light                           Full sun

Fruit size                    1 inch

Matures                     60 days

Spacing                     18 inches apart

Plant size                  3 to 4 feet tall

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.