What are Cucamelons?

August 24, 2018

Cucamelons 101

Do you know what cucamelons are? And do you know they can be grown in British Columbia?


Cucamelon is one name for the grape-sized fruit which looks like a mini watermelon. It’s also called a Mexican sour gherkin, or ‘sandiita’ in Spanish. As the name suggests, it’s a sour fruit!


It’s also delicious, and available right here in BC.


Taves Family Farms sell cucamelons at farmers’ markets around the Lower Mainland – check their Instagram and Twitter for updates.


You can also grow them yourself, if you have the space – blog That Bloomin’ Garden has plenty of tips for would-be cucamelon growers!


Have you tried these delicious mini-treats? Have you tried to grow them yourself? Let us know on social media!

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