Cucamelons, which look like a grape-sized watermelon but tastes like a cucumber with a tinge of lime. Melothria scabra (syn. pendula) is a vigorous trailing plant from Central America that produces fruit right through the summer, known in Mexico as ‘Sandiitas de raton’, or ‘little mouse watermelons’. Up here in the states, you can either grow it as an annual or lift it in cold districts and replant the following spring.

Cucamelons, which look like a grape-sized watermelon but tastes like a cucumber with a tinge of lime. Melothria scabra (syn. pendula) is a vigorous trailing plant from Central America that produces fruit right through the summer, known in Mexico as ‘Sandiitas de raton’, or ‘little mouse watermelons’. Up here in the states, you can either grow it as an annual or lift it in cold districts and replant the following spring.

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