History and uses
Growth and Care
- Season: Spring with added heat if necessary
- Temperature: Suggestions vary depending on the supplier, but between 22-27C is best.
- Soil: Seedling mix, jiffy plugs
- Sowing depth: 2cm
- Water: Keep media moist at all times
- Germination rate: Slow, 3-4 weeks
- Temperature: 18-21C
- Water: As a tropical vine, it likes a bit of water
- Sun Aspect: Full sun
- Soil: Sandy loam
- pH: Acid, alkaline, neutral
- Size: 1m wide x 4m height
- Hardiness: H1C ( minimum temperature 5-10C)
- Pruning: Not required
- Companion plants: The vine requires support (trellis) and may outgrow other crops if planted in the same bed.
- Season: Summer and Autumn
- Storage: Pickled as with other gherkins
Yours are catching up to mine! 🍈 #cucamelon @xStaceyx
Success with the cucamelons. 😊
Cucamelons getting there
Cucamelon crotch! These guys are really easy to grow, producing lots of grape sized, citrus and cucumber tasting nuggets of weirdness!! . . #cucamelon #polytunnel #polgooth #polgoothinn #kitchengarden #vegetables #growyourown #cornwall #allotment
First try at growing cucamelon’s so far so good👍🏻
Where to buy
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Family owned old fashioned organic nursery & garden centre. Organic Retail Nursery & Garden Centre, set on 1 Acre of property within the business district of Ottery Cape Town. We sell Indoor Plants, Shrubs, Trees, Organic Fertiliser and Pesticides, Compost & Potting Soil, Indoor or Outdoor Plastic Cement Clay and Ceramic Pots, Organic Vegetable and Herb Seedlings, Flower Seedlings, Ground Covers, Concrete Paving and Garden Furniture, Water Features etc. No Tea Garden or Children's Play area, Gift Shop planned. On site toilet available with wide parking bays suitable for wheelchairs.