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Nov 18, 2015 2:24 PM CST
|Seed catalogues are arriving and these little cukes are showing up in them. Has anyone grown these?|
Has anyone tried pickling them?
Nov 19, 2015 2:18 PM CST
|They are not actually cukes. Mexican Sour Gherkins (Melothria scabra). They do have a lot of names, But I have not been tempted to grow them. Have somehat of a sour taste, but some folks use them both for pickles and salads. Look like a miniature watermelon. Actually the West Indian Gherkin looks like a wet mouse when pickled, But I have not seen them advertised as mouse melons.|
Nov 19, 2015 4:05 PM CST
|Thanks for the article.|
Maybe I'll just stick to regular cucumbers.
Nov 27, 2015 11:05 PM CST
|I grew them this summer and yet are DELICIOUS! They are so yummy. I like them when they are a little bit smaller than a grape. They are just a tad sour, but taste mostly like a cucumber. I call them "cuke nuts". They were prolific. They like heat a lot. Definitely go for it. @carolinescott|
Nov 28, 2015 8:42 AM CST
|Okay---- might try them.|
My original motivation was that maybe they would make easy pickles.
Like gherkins without the prickly skin?
Nov 28, 2015 3:45 PM CST
farmerdill said:Actually the West Indian Gherkin looks like a wet mouse when pickled, But I have not seen them advertised as mouse melons.
That's enough to deter me from wanting to grow these to make pickles...
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Nov 29, 2015 8:37 AM CST
This is about the perfect size to eat them. This pic is from a garden I took care of last summer.
Dec 7, 2015 2:02 PM CST
|I guess that I will grow them after all as I just received some seeds from a swap!|
I'll try to remember to report on them next summer.