Cucumber Plant, Mexican Sour Gherkin

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Cucumber Plant, Mexican Sour Gherkin

Tons of tiny little cucumbers that look like mini-watermelons but taste like a pleasantly sour cucumber...

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 1 plant$3.25

Season: Mar-May 

from: Lazy Ox Farm



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We have a 6 plant minimum. You can mix and match varieties to meet the minimum.

65 days. Open pollinated. Heirloom. An unusual little fruit that you will not be able to stop snacking on. But, save them for pickling, too. Rampant but delicate vines get loaded with 1" green and white melons that are crunchy and have a slightly sour taste like they have already been pickled. Very refreshing, and perfect in salads, salsas, stir fries, and pickles. An ancient food from Mexico and Central America, where they have been used extensively since pre-Columbus times. Not a cucumber or melon botanically, so won't cross pollinate with either. Makes a lovely ground cover, but is best trellised for ease of harvesting. Kids love these.

Our plants are sustainably raised in our own potting mix. We use only organic fertilizers and sprays if needed. We have been growing and selling plants since 1997.

Our pepper plants are shipped in individual 3" deep pots. They are well established and are ready to be planted out in your garden.

We package our plants with extreme care so they arrive undamaged at your doorstep. Each plant is tucked into its own padded sleeve. The soil in each pot is covered so it will not spill out. A plant tag identifying the variety is included with each plant.

We ship every Monday and Tuesday, from late March into June, according to your location or your request.

We currently ship to every state except Hawaii and Alaska.

We are now closed for the 2014 season. Thank you to all of our wonderful customers! We will be back in January, 2015.



We produce all of our own seed, unlike most seed sellers. We never purchase bulk seeds and repackage them. You can be sure that you are getting top quality, healthy, and vigorous seeds from us, and that they were produced by us on our small farm in healthy soil.

We are licensed by the State of Missouri Department of Agriculture to sell plants (license #1931) and seed (license #149045) produced by us. We exceed the Federal minimum germination standards and post our germination test results with each variety


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