How to grow cucamelons:
I bought plants and ready to plant!
CUCAMELONS: GRAPE-SIZED CUKES
Doll’s house-sized ‘watermelons’ that taste of pure cucumber with a tinge of lime. These little guys are officially the cutest food known to man & oh-so-easy to grow even for real beginners. Let me show you how to get started…
HOW TO GROW CUCAMELONS:
Cucamelons can be grown in pretty much the exact same way as regular cucumbers, only they are far easier.
They don’t need the cover of a greenhouse, fancy pruning or training techniques and suffer from very few pests.
Sow the seed from April to May indoors and plant out when all risk of frost is over.
Give them a support the scramble over, keep well watered and that’s pretty much all you will need to do!
Harvest them when they are the size of a grape, but still nice and firm.
They make pretty, high-yielding vines that can be planted really close together to get the most out of a small space – as little as 15cm between plants around a trellis.
HOW TO EAT CUCAMELONS:
The fruit can be eaten straight off the plant, or tossed with olives, slivers of pepper and a dousing of olive oil. Perfect for a quirky snack with drinks – or even popped like an olive in a cheeky martini.
PICKLED CUCAMELONS WITH MINT & DILL (cm WEB)
Melothria heterophylla (Lour.) Cogn.
The roots are edible!
Botanical name: Melothria heterophylla (Lour.) Cogn.
Synonmous name:Zehneria umbellata Thw.
A large genus of annual or perennial climbers or herbs occurring in the tropics of the world. Leaves polymorphous. Flowers are small and yellow. Some species are medicinal and in some species the fruit is edible.
A herbaceous plant with tuberous root occurring throughout India.
The plant bears polymorphous leaves and small yellow flowers coloured unisexual flowers.
Fruit is brown coloured with many sub-spherical, smooth seeds.
The roots, leaves and fruits are edible.
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