Are Cucamelons good for you?
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Furthermore, how do you eat Cucamelons?
The fruit can be eaten right off the vine as well. You don't have to peel the cucamelon like you would a cucumber. You can toss the cucamelons in a salad whole or sliced, similar to what you would do with a grape tomato. Tossing the cucamelons in a little olive oil and serving with sliced peppers is also a tasty treat.
Subsequently, question is, is Cucamelon a fruit or vegetable? Melothria scabra, also known as the cucamelon, is a vine grown for its edible fruit. Fruit are about the size of grapes and taste like cucumbers with a tinge of sourness. Vernacular names include mouse melon, Mexican sour gherkin, cucamelon, Mexican miniature watermelon, Mexican sour cucumber and pepquinos.
Likewise, are Cucamelons worth growing?
Very rarely, you might find cucamelons at the farmers' market, but they can fetch up to $20 a pound! The price alone makes it worth growing cucamelons for yourself. That said, they will tolerate a cooler spring better than cucumbers do, and once they're established, cucamelons are quite a bit more drought tolerant.
When should I pick Cucamelons?
The plants will start to fruit in July through to late September. Cucamelons are ready to pick when they are the size of olives or small grapes and are still firm. Leaving them on the plant longer can result in a slightly bitter flavour and a soggy texture.