Cucamelon Cucumber Seeds
Cucamelon Cucumbers CU130-20

Cucamelon Cucumber Seeds

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SKU CU130-20
$4.00 $3.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: Mexico Mexico
Planting Instructions
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67 days. Melothria scabra. Open Pollinated. Cucamelon Cucumber. The plant produces good yields of small 1" long pale green cucumbers with dark green stripes. They are very delicious and have a unique flavor. They look like miniature watermelons but have a cucumber taste with a slight citrus flavor. It has been used for centuries by the Aztecs and other native peoples. Excellent for salads, sandwiches, spreads, pickling, or snacks. Kids love them. You should pick mature cucumbers to encourage longer yields. Similar to the Mexican Sour Gherkin and known as the Mouse Melon. The plant is most productive in hot weather or a greenhouse setting. Heat Tolerant. Drought Tolerant. High Humidity Tolerant. It would be best if you used a trellis or a pea fence. Suitable for hanging baskets. An excellent choice for home gardens, Farmer's Markets, greenhouses, market growers, and open field production. An heirloom variety from Mexico and Central America. Disease Resistant.

Lot No: 197044

Germination: 90%

Test Date: 06/24

Seeds Per Pound: 150,000

Plant Height: Vine Type Plant

Planting Season: Spring/Late Summer

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun/Partial Shade

Planting Method: Indoor Sow/Direct Sow

Slicing Cucumbers
Cucumis sativus

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1 1/2"65 F to 75 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A Hills 18" Apart 7 ft Hills 18" Apart50 - 70 days
Slicing Cucumber Seed Planting Information:

Cucumbers don't do well if roots are disturbed, so it is best to plant seeds directly in the garden. Plant your seeds in soil, 2 to 3 weeks after last frost, when soil and air temperature is at least 60 F. Thin so there are 4 plants per hill. Cucumbers can also be grown in rows instead of hills, spacing 24" apart in rows 24 - 36" apart. Trellised plants can be grown as close as 10" apart. Cucumbers only take 55 to 65 days to maturity, so you can have multiple harvest by growing 2 to 3 weeks apart. Plants grow 1 ft tall and vines spread up to 6 ft.

Warning: Do not plant in cold wet soil or you may experience poor germination!

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

The soil should be continuously moist. Water well during dry and hot spells. Make sure plants get ½" water per week.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Snip the stems with garden scissors when cucumbers are 8 - 12" long for slicing varieties (36" long on Asian types). Harvesting frequently encourages more production. Pick daily to prevent fruit from becoming too large. Over ripe cucumbers will have a bitter taste.

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