|Cucamelons, Perhaps the World's Cutest Fruit|
This native of Mexico and Central America, Melothria scabra, besides being known as a cucamelon also goes by several other monikers such as pepquiño, mouse melon, Mexican sour gherkin, and sandía de ratón (mouse watermelon) and sandiita (little watermelon) in Spanish. Although the cucamelon tastes like a cucumber-melon cross, it is botanically neither and won't cross with either.
|Cucamelons Grow Like Mad Here|
|Tiny (4-5mm) Cinqefoil-Like Blooms|
|Hundreds of Tiny Fruits Hiding in Plain Sight|
I really love the crunchy little guys. Ann, not so much.