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Melothria (Mini Cucumber)

Mini Cucumbers are mostly native of Middle and South America and make annual vines from a perennial rootstock. Even if grown as annual vines in pots they make plenty of small, decorative fruits. These are edible in several species and have a cucumber-like, deliciously refreshing taste. They may be eaten raw or sliced in salads. The mini cucumber is easily cultivated in any humus-rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot with sufficient watering and fertilization during summer. If grown as a perennial, keep the dormant rootstock almost completely dry in winter at a minimum of some 10°C. Plants will vigorously re-sprout in following spring.
Sow the small seeds flat in early spring under protected glass at a minimum of some 20°C. Transplant seedlings to the garden or larger pots in any rich soil after last cold nights occurred in late spring.
20 seeds per package.
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Melothria pendula (Guadeloupe Mini Cucumber)

Melothria pendula (Guadeloupe Mini Cucumber)

200 (400)cm, Guadeloupe Mini Gourd is a vigorously fast growing herbaceous perennial climber from southern USA to Central America and can be grown as an annual. It has numerous small, oblong, white dotted and lined mini cucumbers which are very similar to those of Melothria scabra and which are edible while still being immature. Mature fruits are laxative and have a rather unpleasant, slightly sweet taste. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Either cultivate as an annual or keep dormant rootstock in winter dry at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package8537 € 4,99
Melothria scabra (Mexican Mini Cucumber)

Melothria scabra (Mexican Mini Cucumber)

200 (400)cm, Mini Gourd or Mouse Melon is a vigorously fast growing herbaceous perennial climber from Mexico and Central America, which can be grown as an annual as well. It has numerous small, oblong, green-striped mini cucumbers which have a delicious refreshing taste and which can be eaten raw or sliced in salads. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Either cultivate as an annual or keep dormant rootstock in winter dry at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3867 € 2,79