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Cucamelon Seeds

£2.65 £0.99

Growing cucamelons at home is fun and surprisingly easy with these GMO-free mini melon seeds. With a refreshing flavour and plenty of character, our Cucamelon Seeds produce grape-sized watermelon lookalikes that have a taste of cucumber and lime fusion. A fabulous addition to salads, these tiny summer fruits grow on the vine en-masse all summer long.

Description

A vining mini watermelon doppelganger, hailing from the Americas, Cucamelon Seeds is a superb and trouble-free variety to grow. Masses of grape-sized watermelon lookalikes are produced summer long and pop in your mouth with crunchy cucumber juiciness and citrus overtones. Drought resistant and virtually pest and maintenance-free, use these tasty treats in salads, stir-fries, salsas, pickled, or simply eaten raw off the vine. They will not disappoint.

  • Pack size: 15 seeds
  • Time to germination: 7 -14 days
  • When to sow inside: March – December
  • When to sow outside: April - May
  • Spacing: 30 - 40cm
  • Soil preference: Fertile, well-drained
  • Light preference: Full sun, part shade
  • When to harvest: July - September

How to grow Cucamelons from seed

When sowing your Cucamelon Seeds at a depth of 1cm (blunt end down), keep them warm. 20-24 degrees is ideal. After germination, place on a sunny windowsill, or as we recommend, under LED lights, to grow on and develop in 8cm biodegradable pots. Plant out, pot and all, once the chance of frost has passed.

Plant your seedlings in the greenhouse or in a sunny sheltered spot with a means to climb and sprawl. You can provide canes and netting, train them up a wall or simply allow them to ramble through a hedge. Cucamelons are large vining plants, so pinch out the main growing tip at 2.5 metres and the laterals at 40cm for maximum fruit production. Alternatively, and as we prefer, grow two plants and forget about them for a bountiful, maintenance-free harvest of grape-sized fruit over the summer months.

Harvest when grape or olive-sized and firm for the best crunch and flavour.

Cucamelons have a tap root similar to that of a radish which you can dig up and overwinter. Place in a barely moist bucket of compost in a frost-free place and replant the following spring for an earlier harvest.

What to feed your Cucamelon plants

Cucamelons thrive in moist and free-draining soil. Whilst not totally necessary, amending the soil with some garden compost or well-rotted manure, and a handful of blood fish and bone meal will leave you in good stead.

Keeping pests away

Drought, pest, and disease resistant. Couldn’t be simpler.

Shipping & Delivery

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Delivery Costs

UK, N.Ireland and Scotland:

- Spend over £35 for FREE UK delivery.

- £1.50 postage on unlimited packets of all small seed packs (excluding Microgreen Seeds and Sprouting Seeds)

- £3.60 postage on all Microgreen Seeds, Sprouting Seeds and all other equipment

- £5.10 postage on all orders of combined small seed packs and parcels under £35


Delivery Information

The prices quoted are for UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to parts of Scotland, the Scottish Highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Isle of Wight may incur an additional postage cost to the customer. In such circumstances, we will contact customers to let them know of any additional cost and offer the choice of whether to proceed or cancel their order.

Whenever possible, goods will be dispatched within 1 working day from the date of purchase. Due to our delivery being outsourced, we cannot always guarantee next day delivery, so please allow for this. Please bear in mind there may be delays when ordering over weekends and national holidays when placing your order. If an order is needed for a definite date, please contact us prior to ordering, so we can advise beforehand.

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We will deliver to the address as you enter it and can not accept any liability for late or failed delivery if the quoted address is incorrect. Additional charges will be made for redirection or for re-delivery due to postcode error. We advise that if you are not sure of the address you should check it using the Post Office postcode and address finding service.