Small, oval-shaped cucumbers. Their diameter is only of 2 to 3 cm! They are dark green covered with lighter green stripes, which makes them look like tiny watermelons. Cucamelons taste like cucumbers and lemon.
Also called Gerkin cucumbers.
Package: 25 seeds.
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Latin name : Melothria scabra
Common names : Cucamelon, mouse melon, Mexican sour gherkin, cucamelon, Mexican miniature watermelon, Mexican sour cucumber, pepquinos
French : Gerkin, melon de la souris, cucamelon, melon mexicain, zehneria, pastèque mexicaine
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Plant type : Annual
Height : 20 cm if left on the ground, up to 2 m if tutored.
Width : Can sprawl over a few meters if not tutored.
Days to maturity : 80 days
Sowing : Indoors in mid-March, transplant outdoors after the last frost.
Depth : 0.5 cm
Germination : 7-10 days
Soil : Rich and well-drained
Exposure : Full sun
Plant spacing : 15 cm
Row spacing : 0.5 m
Watering : Frequent
Care and other considerations : The plant is able to climb because of its tendrils.
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Basil can be grown indoors in pots all year long.Package: 200 seeds
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Orach is also known as Mountain spinach. Their taste is similar but orach is easier to grow. It will be more productive and flavorful when grown in spring and fall. It is a hardy plant and will reseed itself.
Pkt : 30 seeds.
Also known as the "Montreal Market Muskmelon" or "Montreal Nutmeg Melon". This mythical green flesh melon with a nutmeg flavor has almost disappeared.
The earliest records come from the Jesuits, who cultivated this variety in the Montreal Plain in 1684. According to the Potager d'Antan : "this melon went through many selections during the 17th Century, before being introduced under the name "Montreal Melon", in 1870. In the 1880s, it was listed as one of the best seller in New England by American seed company Burpee".
Very popular at the beginning of the 1900s and until the 1950s, it was largely commercialized and grown by three families : the Aubin, the Décarie and the Gorman. But lack of labour force, rises in wages and the spreading of the city triggered its decline. As highways paved the island, it slowly faded from our collective memory. When farms vanished from Montreal, it risked being obliterated. Until a journalist found its trace in a seed bank, in the United States.
This melon is a living proof of our seed and food diversity decline. Save your seeds and share them.
Heirloom variety. Listed on Slow Food Canada's Ark of Taste.
Pkt : 12 seeds.