These adorable little fruits have a unique crunch and a cucumber-like, slightly tangy flavor, making them great for eating raw, for making quick pickles in the refrigerator, as an additive for salsa or salads, or even as a garnish for drinks.
Cucamelons are usually direct-sown into the garden after all danger of frost has passed.
They can be grown in any moist well-drained soil, and will benefit from the addition of plenty of organic matter. Mulching helps to keep the soil moist and maintain an even soil temperature. Adding mulch also helps to keep weeds at bay and as Cucumelons have shallow roots; the less you need to weed around them, the less chance there is of damaging the plant.