Mexican Sour Gherkin
Also known as Mouse Melon, these adorable little fruits look like mini watermelons and taste like a tangy, lemony cucumber. Younger fruit taste most like a cucumber and as they age they acquire a pleasant sour flavour. We like to grow the delicate looking vines up jute netting and they have done well in containers as well as in the ground in our zone 5 fields. We pickle the bulk of the harvest and eat the rest fresh in salads or salsa. Perfect for a children’s garden.
Days to Maturity: 78 days