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Cucamelon

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cucamelons

Cucamelon

Approximate Seed Quantity: 10

Something different for you. Originating from Central America, some say they are a cross between a watermelon and a lime, others a cucumber with a hint of citrus. Very easy to grow and a favourite with the kiddies. The rampant trailing vines are equally at home in an unheated greenhouse or a sunny sheltered spot. This plant is actually a perennial and can last many years as long as the radish like root is dug up and stored much as you would a dahlia tuber over winter. Perennial usually grown as an Annual. Download sowing guide

 

  • Half hardy
  • Days to germination: 10-14
  • Light: full sun
  • Sow April to May under cover in a heated propagator or on a sunny windowsill. They need 20-25°C to germinate
  • 2 to 3 seeds per 7cm pot 15mm deep
  • Transplant no later than 3 weeks after seedlings have appeared as they have an easily damaged tap root
  • They tolerate drought better than cucumber and you should avoid over watering
  • Provide support
  • Harvest July through to September – keep picking and they will keep producing