| Cucamelons, cute and crunchy on delicate vines.|
These tiny crunchy melons are a fresh, mild treat from the late summer garden. Cute, but with a crisp and somewhat tough rind, sweet and bright but with a normal, underwhelming taste, they are fun to grow and eat. The plants require little care - and just seem to grow on their own - and then voila - the cucamelons appear in mid August.
They come in handy for 'straight from the garden' munching in August and September. Anytime of the day, head on out to the backyard garden. Eat a few 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.|