Incredible, small cucumber-like fruit are shaped like baby watermelons. They are good added to salads or can be pickled. They have a cucumber-like taste with a touch of lemon. The ornamental vines have tiny leaves and flowers and are perfect for the cottage garden. Very unique and fun for kids. Huge yields.
Plant about 12 inches apart or in hills of 3-4 plants as they will vine all over the place. Succession plantings will ensure a continuous supply. Harvest when they are size you are looking for. For pickles harvest smaller and for eating you can wait a little.
Very tender, will not survive frost. Pick frequently for best production. Using compost in conjunction with row covers (rather than either alone) increased cucumber yields at the University of Michigan (courtesy of Fedco Seed Catalog).