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Mouse Melon

Mouse Melon

Fun & Unique

Miniature oval melons look like tiny watermelons and are surprisingly crunchy, with a refreshing tart taste that's great for pickles, stir fries and fresh salads! Its very attractive ornamental vines are ideal for growing on a trellis. Mouse Melons (also known as Mexican Sour Gherkins) are virtually carefree, have good disease resistance, extremely high yields and are extremely easy-to-grow. 60 DAYS.
  • Zone 3 - 9 annual
  • Height Can grow up to 10 feet.
  • Germination 5 - 10 days.
  • Light Requirements Full sun.
This item ships in both Spring & Fall.

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Ships in both Spring & Fall.

Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Melothria scabra
  • Height: Can grow up to 10 feet.
  • Spacing: 9 - 12 inches.
  • Depth: 1/2 - 1 inch.
  • Spread: 9 - 12 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Foliage: Bright green leaves.
  • Blooms: Summer
  • Days To Maturity: 60 days.
  • Form: Vining, annual.
  • Flower Form: Little yellow flowers.
  • Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 100 seeds per packet.
  • Pruning: Remove dying leaves to allow good air circulation when the plants get really thick.
  • Fruit: Miniature oval melons (about the size of a large grape) look like tiny watermelons and are surprisingly crunchy, with a refreshing tart taste.
  • Pollinator: Male and female flowers on the same vine (like cucumbers) need insects to pollinate.

Shipping Schedule

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

Fall 2018 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   All Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants Lady Beetles & Encapsulated
Earthworms
1A 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 5/11/18 - 11/2/18
1B-2A 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 5/11/18 - 11/2/18
2B-3B 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 4/27/18 - 11/2/18
4A-6A 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 4/13/18 - 11/2/18
6B 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 4/6/18 - 11/2/18
7A 8/31/18 - 11/9/18 4/6/18 - 11/2/18
7B-8B 8/31/18 - 11/9/18 3/9/18 - 11/2/18
9A-10B 8/31/18 - 11/9/18 2/23/18 - 11/2/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/29/2018
Zones 7-10: 11/19/2018
10/38/2018

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:

Orders for hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Melothria scabra
  • Height: Can grow up to 10 feet.
  • Spacing: 9 - 12 inches.
  • Depth: 1/2 - 1 inch.
  • Spread: 9 - 12 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Foliage: Bright green leaves.
  • Blooms: Summer
  • Days To Maturity: 60 days.
  • Form: Vining, annual.
  • Flower Form: Little yellow flowers.
  • Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 100 seeds per packet.
  • Pruning: Remove dying leaves to allow good air circulation when the plants get really thick.
  • Fruit: Miniature oval melons (about the size of a large grape) look like tiny watermelons and are surprisingly crunchy, with a refreshing tart taste.
  • Pollinator: Male and female flowers on the same vine (like cucumbers) need insects to pollinate.
Shipping Schedule

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

Fall 2018 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   All Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants Lady Beetles & Encapsulated
Earthworms
1A 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 5/11/18 - 11/2/18
1B-2A 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 5/11/18 - 11/2/18
2B-3B 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 4/27/18 - 11/2/18
4A-6A 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 4/13/18 - 11/2/18
6B 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 4/6/18 - 11/2/18
7A 8/31/18 - 11/9/18 4/6/18 - 11/2/18
7B-8B 8/31/18 - 11/9/18 3/9/18 - 11/2/18
9A-10B 8/31/18 - 11/9/18 2/23/18 - 11/2/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/29/2018
Zones 7-10: 11/19/2018
10/38/2018

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:

Orders for hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:
Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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