40 reviews for Cucamelon – Mexican Sour Gherkin *RARE*

  1. Elan

    So looking forward to the availability of these seeds. thank you.

  2. nick

    looking forward to the sale of these seeds

  3. Shannon Hagedorn

    My cucamelons are growing beautifully! Just the vines right now but they have started climbing so I am excited to grow these!

  4. Pawat Seritrakul

    These take a while to start, but once they get going, they grow FAST! Great climber and very prolific, even more than my regular cucumber. It’s mid June and I already have fruits (zone6).

  5. Kristy D

    They are slow pokes at first but then explode know grow especially when paired with Trifecta!! Very prolific, tasty, and so darn cute!!!

  6. Aaron Eads

    These make a great snack. I also have fun looking for them through all of the foliage.

  7. Amy Ardizzone

    I love these little things! I grew mine in a hanging plant in my garden. They were slow to start but once they got about 4-5″ they grew fast. The little cukes taste tangy at first then have a mellow cucumber ending flavor. Fun garden snack!

  8. Hannah

    These are fast growers! I didn’t get any fruit this time but thats my dogs fault they grew great!

  9. Shannon Hagedorn

    These were lots of fun and very good producers! I loved being able to walk by and eat them from the vine. Definitely planting next season!

  10. Thao Vi

    Grew really well in the heat of summer – July/August when they finally surfaced and they took off! Climbed everywhere. Kids loved them!!

  11. fwmilmo

    They need hot weather to thrive. Once it’s hot, it’ll vine and grow like crazy producing juicy small fruit. The cucumelons taste great!

  12. kent.hoover

    No joke – wait to plant until the heat begins to set in. They go no where until it starts getting hot. However, they will grow thick foliage and need to be trellised to have access to the fruit. Otherwise, they are a bit of a pain to find- they remain well-hidden. The fruit are tasty with a tart/sour cucumber taste. Quite a novelty for the kids. While they produce a lot of fruit, they are so small, it takes a LOT to have more than a midday, in-the-yard snack.

    If I liked the taste just a bit more, I would give a full 5-star rating. I will probably continue to grow a vine or two each year as they are kinda nice snacking material and are not bothered by pests in my region (KS).

  13. Shannon Hagedorn

    So much fun to grow! Tasty little snacks from the vine and they grow like crazy once they start blooming. LOVE these! Zone 6

  14. shdesignworx

    So sad I missed these. I’ve still got some seeds leftover, but I’ve got tons of people from last year asking when I’m going to have more cucamelons. One of the coolest plants I’ve ever grown. Hope you get them back soon!

  15. sys881218

    I started two seeds indoors and transplanted outside in a pot when they had two sets of true leaves. The plants surprisingly grew faster than my regular cucumber plants but did not set any fruit until weeks after my cucumber plants set fruit. I dont have a lot of pollinators but I now see a handful of cucamelons ready to be picked and more growing! They taste like a cucumber with a hint of lime. I don’t like sour/tangy so I was worried but it’s really a hint of sourness, so I’m happy. They are super cute to look at, I will grow them again next year!

  16. leeannh

    These cucamelon vines are growing like crazy here in Zone 9a (South Louisiana)! They keep outgrowing their large 8-foot trellis and I have to guide the vines back onto it. It is loaded with baby cucamelons right now (June, 2020) and although I have not picked any yet since they aren’t ready, I look forward to harvesting and trying some soon. These vines grow very well. Glad I bought them
    *Note: no pests or diseases seem to bother these either. 🙂

  17. Valerie Howden

    grew for 2 different suppliers last year and MIgardeners outperformed the other hands down. this year they are thriving early. started inside in warmer room and didn’t even recognize them cause the growth was so fast. now they are loving the heat and humidity so I’ll have fruit at least a month early. love these garden snacks!

  18. laure1190

    Zone 5a, Southwest, Mi. Great germination rate. First of my cucumbers to produce. Very productive. Sweeter when small and sour and they mature. They are growing on twine wrapped between two T-posts. They just don’t stop growing and have started to layer on top of each other. Not showing any signs of stress with the 90 degree days and high humidity. Does wonderfully with transplanting. Will repeatedly get a decent harvest every week. Will definitely grow again.

  19. moonieee

    Did wonderful in zone 9b. First time growing these and they were so much fun. Love the taste and how well they grow once established. Takes a little time before the plant takes off but once it does it is a great grower!!

  20. candace.elder.8289

    Delicious & refreshing! Perfect for snacking on in the garden! Good germination!

  21. candace.elder.8289

    I had spotty germination on these, but the ones I was able to germinate are now growing & I just LOVE these little things! Perfect refreshing snack while in the garden!

  22. bouncerdjwife

    I’ve never grown or had a cucomelon before. So far out of the four seeds planted 2 have full sprouts and the other two are just now poking through the dirt. Excited to grow for the first time n

  23. sarahmframe

    So these require some patience, but are worth the wait. They took off VERY slowly for me, but once they did, the trellis was covered top to bottom, and I got sort of a “fairy tunnel” of beautiful green vines that was absolutely stunning. The fruit themselves are a nice little snack, slightly lemony cucumber flavor, and extremely prolific toward the end of the season. To be honest, I’m not sure what to do with all of them, as I can’t eat that many myself, and they’re laborious to pick in large quantities. So I’m kind of just letting them go and enjoying them more for the dramatic greenery on my arched trellis. I think I’ll grow them again for this reason alone, and I appreciate MIGardener for carrying the seed, which can be hard to find elsewhere.

  24. drawzalot

    very thin vines. have yet to make flowers

  25. nire81

    The kids love growing these because they are so fun to pick. The taste is like a cucumber mixed with lemon. We grew these on a fort this year and they provided good coverage.

  26. etarider

    They don’t pickle very well so they can’t be preserved but don’t let that stop you from growing these guys. They taste great fresh and are a great producer. They do take a little more time to get going but once they do make sure you have the room for them.

  27. jamesstepworks

    I love these. Perfect for snacking and they save my regular cucumbers for pickles and cream cheese sandwiches.

  28. scenestra

    Took me 3 tries as our weather isn’t conducive to these but now that it’s going it won’t give up frost bit leaves and all it’s still trying!!

  29. pumpkinpop13

    These were so fun to grow and so tasty! I’ll admit I felt a bit like a giant harvesting mini melons haha! I loved the crunch they had and the slight “bite” they had compared to regular cucumbers!

  30. lostinthewoods9575

    These were fun to grow and so cute! They did take a while to get going, but once they did they went quickly! They made a great snack in the garden.

  31. Katie Volner

    Started 3 seeds, grew 3 plants. These did well. We had a lot of pest pressure so it took a while for them to take off. When they did, they continued to even after my boston pickling cucumbers slowed down. They are more tart with a good crunch. I’d definitely recommend.

  32. meruhe

    Slow to grow, very sparse vining, and then the heavy rains came…sigh…I’ll try again based upon the rave reviews from others.

  33. josephmajora

    They germinated fine BUT they are very late to produce for zone 8. We started seeing fruits at October where it is getting cold already in Dallas.

  34. evanrahaman

    Love MIgardener Seeds!

  35. evno3000

    These are great!

  36. scenestra

    I have had trouble getting these to go. It took 3 plantings to finally even get to taste one, and none made it far enough to seed save from, I’m net even entirely sure the ones I ate where as ripe as they where supposed to be!

  37. kalauing

    These took forever to grow, but once it took hold of the trellis, it produced fun little cucamelons to snack on in the garden.

  38. ourlife767

    produced tiny little cucamelons. very cute

  39. blueagainlikemorning

    These grew pretty well for me, did a lot of climbing… But was extremely susceptible to powdery mildew in humid NJ. I had to pull it out before I even got a single fruit! It managed to infect some beans too, which I’d never seen before. Beware in humid organic gardens

  40. Jag1028

    I have grown these the last 2 years. They grow well and are produce tons of cucamelons. My family loves them, can’t go wrong.

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