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Cucumis sp. For growing
instructions and seed specs, see Cultivation
Baby Tiger (70 days) Tiny 1-1/2 inch
melon-like fruits taste like a lemony cucumber. Light green fruits
have darker green stripes. Fantastic in salads.
|#9791 Packet $4.50 Approximately 20 seeds||
Belonging to the Gourd family, Cucumis, and related to melons and cucumbers, cucamelons are usually grown as a novelty fruit. They are a cross between cucumbers and melons and produce tiny 1-1/2 inch fruits, light green with darker green stripes. The flesh is white and taste is similar to a cucumber with a lemony flavor.
Propagation is performed by sowing seeds, either to grow transplants for the garden or by direct sowing into the garden space. For transplants, start seeds 4-6 weeks before the time to transplant outdoors. Sow seed in pots or trays at depth of 1/2 inch, allowing at least 1 inche between seeds. Keep moist at 75 -80F. When seedlings have their first true set of leaves, transplant to larger containers or small pots. Grow on at 70-75F. Transplant outdoors when all danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed to 65F. Space seedlings 24-36 inches apart each way. Direct sow by preparing garden soil, working in humus, compost or peat moss. Plant 3-4 seeds every 36 inches in rows 36 inches apart.
HARVEST: Pick fruits when they separate from the vine readily. Store at 34F
SEED SPECS: Average 1000 seeds per ounce
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