Cucumber, Mexican Sour Gerkin
This vine produces tons and tons of cute little 1 inch fruits that look like miniature watermelons. Each has a cucumber crunch with lemony, tangy overtones. The vines might start out slow but given space will easily reach 10' tall by the end of July. Eat them fresh right out of the garden or pickle them for a tangy winter treat! They are super cute and I have seen them used as “watermelons” in a picnic with ‘Barbie’.
Cucumber: Cucumbers are an amazing garden staple! Whether you are adding them to salads, making soups and sauces, or just snacking on them right out of the garden, fresh cucumbers can’t be beat. While originally for East Asia they are grown around the world and have be grown as a delicacy from the Romans onwards.
Growing Tips: Cukes want warm, well drained soil and I usually recommend making a mound about 1 foot high and 18 inches across and planting two or three cukes in each mound in order to ensure the drainage needed. Use a good mulch to ensure there is consistent moisture in the soil.