Mouse Melon (Melothria scabra)

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Mouse Melon, Cucamelon, or Mexican Miniature Melon, is a frost-tender, herbaceous perennial and/or annual vine that is native from Mexico down to Venezuela. It is a member of the Cucurbitaceae, or gourd family, and produces tiny, grape-sized, edible fruits that are packed with fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins.

Mouse Melon vines grow from 8 to 10 feet long and have a similar growth habit to cucumbers. They will quickly cover a wall or trellis or can be used as container plants or in hanging pots. Their yellow flowers bloom in the spring and summer and produce one-inch-long green fruits with dark green longitudinal stripes from midsummer through fall.

These tiny fruits have a crisp, white flesh that tastes like a cucumber with a hint of lime. They are highly nutritious and can be eaten raw or pickled, used whole in salads, or in stir-fries. Mouse Melons grow in full sun to partial shade in humus-rich, well-draining soil. They are hardy in USDA zones 2 to 11, with frost protection from zone 7 and colder

Plant Type: Herbaceous flowering perennial

Harvest Season: Midsummer through fall

Mature Size: 8’ – 10’

Soil & Moisture: Humus-rich, well-draining soil

Light Requirements: Full sun, partial shade

Self-Fertile: Yes

Growth Rate: Fast

Zone Hardiness: Outdoors 2-11 with frost protection from zone 7 and colder; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation: Grown from seed

2.6
Rated 2.6 out of 5 stars
Based on 5 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 2 Total 4 star reviews: 0 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 3
40%would recommend this product
5 reviews
  • R
    Rene
    I do not recommend this product
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    1 Star

    It didn’t make it beyond a couple of days.

  • L
    luis
    I do not recommend this product
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    1 Star

    It died on transit

  • JD
    Jerry D.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    Mouse melon

    It's good.

  • RK
    Robert Kentner J.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    7 months ago
    Really fast growing!

    Plant arrived in excellent condition, very healthy. Had grown almost a foot in 2 weeks.

  • A
    Alice
    I do not recommend this product
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    7 months ago
    1 Star

    Don't order them they arrived dead.

    I was looking forward to growing the mouse melon only to have them arrive dead. I hate wasting money and this was an over the edge waste.

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