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Cucamelon/Mouse Melon (Melothria scabra) 拇指西瓜

Cucamelon/Mouse Melon (Melothria scabra) 拇指西瓜


Cucamelon/Mouse Melon (Melothria scabra) 拇指西瓜



2016-04-23 001 (Medium)

Cucamelon/Mouse Melon (Melothria scabra) plant start to grow female flowers. 拇指西瓜開雌花了.

2015-12-09 001 (Medium)

Cucamelon/Mouse Melon (Melothria scabra) seed germination in just few days. 拇指西瓜種子保溫保濕幾天就發芽了.

2015-11-18 003 (Medium)

Cucamelon/Mouse Melon (Melothria scabra) seeds. 拇指西瓜種子.

Also known as Pepquino melon.  This self pollinate annual melon its fruit has miniature watermelon like but sour cucumber and fruity taste.  It is known the smallest melon in the world so far.  Native in south and central America.  Easy to grow in full sun location.  Small yellow flowers then fruit ripe to size of a grape with watermelon look.  Hand pollinate will increase the production.  The fruit is excellent to eat straight or go with salad.  It is getting popular nowadays.   Mature size:6″-1′(H) X 6″-1.5′(W).   Plant size is not big but rather productive.  Suitable for container.  Propagate by seeds.

又稱為佩普基諾(Pepquino)或拇指西瓜. 這種能自株授粉結瓜的一年生植物,它的果實有著迷你版的西瓜長相而有著介於酸黃瓜和水果味的口味. 它是目前世上所知最小的可食性瓜類.  原生於中南美洲.  容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照處.  小小黃花最好能人工授粉以增加產量. 瓜的大小跟大顆的葡萄差不多但是樣子像是迷你西瓜.  似乎這種瓜越來越受到歡迎.  成熟株高僅6吋到1呎高,寬幅6吋到1.5呎.  植株不大不過就數量而言產量還不少.  由於植株不大倒適合盆植.  以種子來繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/108943/#ixzz3rrtktY6G http://www.baike.com/wiki/%E6%8B%87%E6%8C%87%E8%A5%BF%E7%93%9C&prd=button_zhangzishi_search http://www.pepquinomelons.com/