Mouse Melon


(Melothria scabra) Vine grown for its edible fruit that look like the cutest miniature watermelons. They have a nice crunchy texture and taste like cucumbers with an aftertaste of lime. They will climb or wander as much as 10 feet. Huge productivity. Pest-free. Grow them like cucumbers but they are somewhat hardier. Can be used in stir-fries, pickled like gherkins, eaten raw in salads or chopped and added to salsas for extra flavour and texture. Kids love them! Also called Cucamelon.