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aes239

I have a tiny farmhouse in rural PA w/ lots of fields & forest... I enjoy being surrounded by as many plants as possible, both outdoors & in my home!

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aes239

#cucamelon

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SikoMa

Ooooo... What do they taste like? Are they hard to grow? So going on my #wishlist 🤗🤔

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jruthie

Sooo agree with #sikoma ....Want to try to grow some. I love cucumber pickle and watermelon rind pickle. I wonder how these would work????😳

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aes239

@SikoMa @jruthie They taste a lot like a cucumber, with a mild tang or sourness... and they are ridiculously easy to grow!!! The plants we have now are from seeds we ordered online 2+ yrs ago... it has to live inside during winter because of the colder temps here (they are native to Mexico/ South America) but the first summer it was outside, the vines grew 6 feet up the front of our house 😀

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jruthie

I'll have to give it a try.

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SikoMa

So do I Jamie @jruthie 😉😄

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aes239

#cucamelon #gyo #macro

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keezer93attnet

That's a new one on me!

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aes239

How many cucamelons can you spot in this picture? 😉 #cucamelon #gyo

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aes239

@lovestogarden Yep! or 5 if you count the baby growing under the flower near my index finger 😁

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aes239

Baby #cucamelon growing on the vine

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aes239

Small nest of #cucamelon

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winston30piggy

Interesting. Are they edible?

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aes239

@winston30piggy Yep! 😁

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winston30piggy

I love strange plants. The stranger they are the more interesting, I think.

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aes239

@winston30piggy I totally agree 😀

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uaskigyrl

You'll have to let us know how it tastes! I heard they're pretty good

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aes239

@uaskigyrl They taste mostly like cucumbers, but with a slight tangy sourness

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aes239

#cucamelon

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aes239

Some of the vines were choked out by other plants 😕 but finally a couple more ripening! 😍 #cucamelon

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aes239

#gyo

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jamesshobbs

Can't wait to grow these next year

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aes239

@jamesshobbs Awesome, good luck! 😊 They are so intriguing and ridiculously easy to grow! The first year we had them (2 summers ago) Matt kept adding bits onto the trellis, building it higher & higher for the vines to grow upward... So they climbed the entire front wall of the house until they reached our roof! 😃

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jamesshobbs

Thats good they are easy to grow 😀 I will make sure I have plenty of room @aes239

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Naomi126

👌🏻📸👌🏻

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aes239

One of the first cucamelons! (in Matt's hand for size comparison)

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aes239

#gyo

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aes239

#Cucamelon #vine coming out of hibernation!

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alovealoe

What is a cucmelon?

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aes239

Cucamelon is a cucumber-like vine, which grows fruit that look like tiny watermelons! They're about the size of grapes & taste kind of like a cucumber with a mild tang or sourness. They are native to Mexico & South America, but my bf really wanted to try them so I surprised him with some seeds I found online... he's had the same plant growing for almost 2 years now... of course it has to live inside, except during summer, because of the colder temps here :) @alovealoe

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aes239

There's a pic of the actual fruits from last season, if u scroll sideways!

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aes239

#dayoftheleaf

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aes239

#gyo #cucamelon

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