Cucumber ‘Mexican Sour Gherkin’

Melothria scabra


Also known as the Cucamelon or Mouse Melon. This vining specialty cucumber produces 1″ long rounded fruits that resemble mini watermelons. The flavor is similar to regular cucumbers with a hint of citrus zest. Long vines require support.




Cucumbers are warm season vegetables that require full sun and well-drained soil rich with organic matter. Be careful while watering to avoid keep the foliage from staying damp. Vining types require support from a trellis, while bush types are self-supporting.

  • USDA Hardiness Zone(s): Annual
  • Exposure: Full Sun