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Cucamelon Seeds

(Melothria scabra)

Also known as Mouse Melon, Sandita. Heirloom vegetable from Mexico with small mottled green fruits to 40mm, taste and used like a tangy lemony cucumber or gherkin, looks like a miniature oval watermelon. Used in stir fries, eaten fresh in salads and good for pickling. Sow in spring, slow to start, but very hardy once established, drought tolerant, withstands pests and disease, vine will grow to 3m. May self sow following year.

We cannot send this seed to Western Australia

Available options:

Eden Seeds
Packet (10 seeds) $3.90

General information:


Melothria scabra

350-400 seeds per gram

Cucamelon seeds planting information:

When To Plant In Australia
Seed Sowing
Plant space cm:30-60
Row space cm:120-150
Depth cm:0.8-1
Best soil temp:18-30 °C
Sow after frost:Yes
Other Info
Number of seeds per gram:350-400
Rate per hectare:2kg
Average days to maturity:65-75
Edible Flowers
Sprout & Eat
Sprout & Cut
We cannot send
this seed to W.A.
TAS CustomersDue to quarantine restrictions in TAS there is an 800g limit per each seed variety.
Please stay under this 800g limit when ordering seeds as we will have to reduce or remove it from your order.






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