Saturday, 24 August 2013

Sooo Cute And Delicious Mouse Melons...

These little guys are the cutest thing I have ever grown! These South American mini cucumber-like fruits [biologically speaking] are amusing! Also known as "Mexican gherkins, the fruit of Melothria scabra looks like watermelons shrunk for a dollhouse tea party" according to Jeff Spurrier.

Mouse Melons grow as a vine...a very fine one that looks like nothing will ever "come of them". But surely they bear fruit even among other plants they are covering - such as my bean plants. While picking beans in the near dark I grabbed one of them - joyously, of course.

The melons are pictured here with freshly picked beans to which they were covering:

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