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Like others this year, I am having a go at growing Cucamelons. I have heard various good, bad and indifferent reports about them, their taste, texture etc. Out of the four sown, only one made it and for that, I am glad. It is prolific to say the least and as with cucumbers, we are getting too many to cope with.
This is what they look like and using a smallish dessert-spoon for a guide, gives you some idea of their size:
They are thick skinned, crunchy when fresh off the vine, taste of cucumber with a good dash of lime. Some describe the taste as bitter, but we find them slightly sour. Each to their own I guess.
James Wong suggests pickling them and keeping the pickle in the fridge. We have just done one small jarful to test, but as it takes 7 days and is only 2 days old, will have to wait to report on them:
I saw adverts for Cucamelon seeds everywhere this year but didn't grown any, why would I when I had so many other veg I couldn't grow properly lol. Most bloggers I've read about don't like them so I'm glad I didn't bother. I can't wait to see how your pickling goes though xReplyDelete
Don't be put off growing things, start with cut and come again lettuce. Lots of people suggest radish but I can't grow them here very well as they get eaten by flea beetle. The Chinese cook with cucumber so I might also try them in a stir fry. Got to try!Delete
AH here, I do have a blog, not sure whats happening with bloglovin?ReplyDelete
will be interested to see what you make of the cucamelons!
Me too! It is amazing how few recipes there are for them, just picked another bowlful tonight!Delete
They look really exotic - I think it's the markings on them!ReplyDelete
Just like minute water melons!Delete
I've never seen them before, will be interested to see how you get on with them.ReplyDelete