Posted on September 05 2018
Have you heard of the cucamelon? If you haven’t, you are in for a real treat!Exotic Mexican plant which tastes of cucumber and lime called cucamelon is launched in Britain for the first time. Get ready to have your minds blown.
We just discovered that something called a cucamelon exists. Not in our dreams, but in reality. Technically a fruit, the cucamelon is, as its name implies, a cucumber-melon hybrid.
It looks like a tiny Watermelon, and coming from someone whose first AOL screen name was Melonberry77, I can't even with these adorable mini-melons.
These plants are slow-growing when they are establishing themselves, but can eventually grow up to ten feet under proper conditions. They are drought resistant and pest-resistant relative to other cucumbers.
Similar to the cucumber, these plants are monoecious, producing both male and female flowers on the same plant. These plants can pollinate themselves, but the individual flowers are not self-fertile. Flowers are small and yellow, about four millimeters in diameter. Fruits develop at the base of the female flower.
You are sure to find more ways to use the cucamelons once you get that first taste.