Five quick facts about cucamelons

Fruit of Melothria scabra

Fruit of Melothria scabra (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  1. Melothria scabra are native to Mexico and Central America, where they are believed to have been domesticated before western contact

    English: Map of Central America by the CIA Wor...

    English: Map of Central America by the CIA World Factbook Español: Mapa de Centroamérica en el CIA World Factbook (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  2. Other common names include mouse melon, Mexican sour gherkin, Mexican miniature watermelon and Mexican sour

    Melothria scabra

    Melothria scabra (Photo credit: Fluffymuppet)

  3. Cucamelons can be grown from seeds, taking three months to mature.

  4. Cucamelons look like miniature watermelons, roughly the size of a grape and taste similar to a cucumber with a hint of lime.

  5. Cucamelons are savory fruits ideal for salads and pickling.


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