Seed Savers Exchange - Mexican Sour Gherkin (Cuke Nuts)

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  • Fruits grow to 1-2 inches, resembling tiny watermelons
  • Good flavor
  • Slightly sour but refreshing
  • Grows well on a trellis
  • 60-70 days
  • 25 seeds per package

(aka Cuke Nuts) This Mexican and Central American species bears an abundance of 1" fruits that resemble tiny watermelons. Their initial flavor profile is that of a sweet cucumber, but is followed by a surprising “already pickled” sour taste, offering an interesting and spirited note. Refreshing on a hot summer day. Great for growing on a trellis, this species’ fruits fall from the vines when ripe and are great for pickling with small peppers and garlic. This cucumber relative was recorded by French botanist Charles Victor Naudin in 1866. 60-70 days.