The Little-Known Cucamelon

When we ran the article on underappreciated vegetables by Heather Ray in the April/May Issue (the article was called “You Say Tomato, I Say Tomatillo”) one veggie in particular got a lot of attention. It was the cucamelon! Though it’s more properly known as Mexican sour gherkin, we think cucamelon is much more fun to say. 

Heather Ray writes that “cucamelons grow much like cucumbers, but they’re more tolerant of cool weather.” Sign me up! I can’t wait to try it in my Wisconsin backyard. I think my kids will really like it, too. Since so many people asked us where you can buy this little gem, we thought we’d share it on the blog. Terroir Seeds LLC/Underwood Gardens is a charming little family company. If you’re looking for cucamelon seeds, we hope you’ll give them your support.

 

    • Stacy (Editors' Blog) says

      It’s not too late to start from seed. Go for it. I’ve only seen them available as seeds.

  1. Pat Edwards says

    wOW! We have that cutie growing “wild” in our yard, and I never knew what it was. So you are saying that we can eat it???

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