Growing Calendar for Cucamelon Mexican Gherkin - Plants
Delivery: Despatched from Late April
Like the humble cucumber you grow this rare cucumber cousin the same way to a cucumber to climb in your greenhouse or outdoors in a sunny spot with supporting canes. This exotic variety gives you lots of summer-long bite-size fruit that is refreshing, thirst-quenching and thoroughly satisfying.
Cucamelons are a healthy treat for pack lunches for satisfying hunger pangs through the day but keeping calories down too.
Rewarding you with lots of fruit throughout the summer, you can pick them by the handful. Eat them whole as bite-size snacks, or chop them up and add them to summer cocktails for a deserved treat at the end of the day.
We suggest you grow in containers or in grow bags at either side of your glasshouse. You receive three healthy young plants in a plastic pack to give your young plants the best environment for the perfect start in their life. The pack gives them the right humidity and soil moisture which makes for happy and productive plants.
Water well in summer and feed with liquid fertiliser regularly to keep this variety healthy, robust and dripping with fruit. Harvest when the size of olives/small grapes.
Please unpack the plants as soon as you receive them and sit them in a tray of shallow water if they appear to have dried out in transit.
Once you have received our superb young plants follow these simple instructions...
Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days
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