Cucamelons (Melothria scabra), also known as Mexican Sour Gherkin, is a Cucurbitaceae with a cucumber-like taste and a tangy twist. It will grow up to 10' wide and 1' tall developing small fruits, The fruits are grape-sized with the outer appearance of watermelon. You could easily hold 6-8 of them in the palm of your hand as a perfect summer snack. Because this plant is somewhat large you will find the best success by using a 5-6' support to increase air circulation and reduce the risk of mold and other common vine diseases and pests.
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