| Cucamelons, cute and crunchy on delicate vines.|
Tiny melons appeared in early August and by the end of the month, they were full size - about 1-1.5 inches long.
These tiny crunchy melons are a fresh, mild treat from the late summer garden. Cute, with a crisp and somewhat sturdy rind, sweet and bright with a refreshing taste. Although fun to grow and eat, cucamelons are more of a novelty vegetable than a garden staple.
Cucamelons are fine for 'straight from the garden' munching in August and September. Anytime of the day, head out to the backyard garden. Eat a few ripe cherry tomatoes - top them off with a cucumelon, fresh from the vine.
|Refrigerator cucamelon pickles. Water, vinegar, pickling salt, spices, garlic and chopped hot pepper.|
|Cucamelon on the vine.|