Mexican Sour Gherkin

(1 customer review)


Native to Central America and Mexico. Vigorous vining plants are loaded with 1″ miniature watermelon-like fruits. Delightful flavor is sweet and almost salty. Great when chopped and added to salads, stirfries or pickled. Will grow well on a small trellis.

Additional information

Seed Type


Latin Name:

Melothria scabra

Alternate Names

Mouse Melon, Cucamelon


5-10 days


70 days


Full Sun

Planting Method:

Transplanting recommended – start indoors and transplant after 3-4 weeks. Or direct sow after all danger of frost past and soil is warm.

Planting Depth:



Space plants 8-12" apart in rows 4-6' apart

Support Needed:

Trellis; or plant in hanging basket

Seed Count

+/- 8750 per ounce; 140,100 per pound

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1 review for Mexican Sour Gherkin

  1. A.P. Whaley Staff

    I love snacking on these little guys. A little sweet, a little sour, kind of like a cucumber but not really – the flavor is hard to pin down. But they’re a nice burst of fresh flavor in the hot summer. And super cute! They climb quite vigorously given something to grab on to, and produce a lot of little fruits.

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