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Cucamelon Seeds

£1.69

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

Shipping & Delivery


Delivery Costs

Our shipping is broken down into two categories and are dispatched the same or next day as standard.

1. Unlimited "Small" (Garden) Seed Packets:

- Including wooden plant markers and sprouting bags.

- £1.99 - Standard Delivery 2 - 4 business days.

- £4.90 Express Delivery 1 - 3 business days

2. Everything Else - Sprouting and Microgreen Seeds, Growing Equipment, Gifts and Grow Kits:

UK Mainland.

- £3.85 - Standard Delivery (2 - 4 business days) on orders between 0 and 2kg.

- £6.50 - Next Day Courier Service on orders 0 - 4.5kg.

- £8.95 - Next Day Courier Service on orders over 4.5kg.

- Contact us for a quote on orders over 26kgs.

Ireland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey.

- £9.45 - Standard Delivery (2 - 4 business days) on orders between 0 and 2kg.

- £23.50 - Standard Delivery on orders 2kg - 26kg.

- Contact us for a quote on orders over 26kg.

The EU, Switzerland and Rest of World.

Get in touch for equipment sales to the EU and the rest of the world for a competitive shipping quote. Unfortunately we cannot yet post seeds outside the UK.


Delivery and Packaging

All products are packaged plastic free as standard. Your garden seeds are sealed for freshness inside white glassine envelopes which are a water/vapour resistant compostable paper product whilst your Microgreen and Sprouting Seeds arrive in resealable zip lock pouches made from GMO free vegetable starch which are further heat sealed to ensure these great products reach you safely!