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Cucamelon Seeds

Cucamelon seeds grow into vines that yield tiny fruits that look like mini watermelons with a zesty cucumber-citrus taste. These vining plants enjoy warm, sunny conditions and soil that drains well. Also known as Mexican sour gherkin or by its botanical name, Melothria scabra, cucamelons are tolerant to drought and easy to grow. They are grown as annual plants in cooler climates but can be perennials in tropical settings. Their miniature fruits are adorable and offer a flavorful punch.

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10 Reasons to Plant Cucamelon Seeds

Survival Garden Seeds offers premium cucamelon seeds for sale, ideal for gardeners who wish to add a novel, interesting plant to their vegetable assortment. Our non-GMO seeds are selected for their strong germination rates and ability to produce abundant crops.

Growing Cucamelon Seeds in Your Vegetable Garden

  • Tiny fruits with citrusy, cucumber flavor
  • Loves warm, sunny conditions
  • Non-GMO, heirloom seeds
  • Train up a trellis for best results


Cucamelons are native to Central America and are becoming a popular crop for their unique flavor and ease of growth. These plants resemble miniature watermelons and grow vigorously. They are a striking addition to any garden space and are suited for growing in USDA hardiness zones 7 to 13. Cucamelons are grown as an annual in cooler regions.


Begin by planting cucamelon seeds indoors about 4 to 6 weeks prior to the last expected frost or direct sow outside once the soil has warmed. Plant them ½ inch deep, transplanting outside when the weather is stable. Space 12” apart in a sunny location and keep consistently moist.


Cucamelons are relatively low-maintenance plants. They need minimal care once they are established. Cucamelons prefer regular watering but are tolerant to drought, thriving with occasional deep watering. Providing a support system will encourage vertical growth, making harvesting easier and saving space. Cucamelons are ready to harvest when they are about the size of a grape and firm to the touch.

If you were wondering where to buy cucamelon seeds, you’ve found it! By planting them, anyone can cultivate an unusual and interesting plant with a cool refreshing flavor. They are surprisingly beautiful on trellises, and in salads, offering a unique snacking experience.

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