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What Do Cucamelons Taste Like?

They’re great plain, pickled, or even in cocktails!

We have been waiting for scientists to come up with the perfect tiny watermelons that we can eat more easily, and they’re really close.

There are tiny watermelon-looking fruits called “cucamelons” that combine the appearance of tiny watermelons with the taste of crunchy cucumbers.

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This particular variety is native to Mexico and Central America. If you keep your eyes peeled, you may be able to come across these fruits during your American travels. Those who get their hands on them may also find that they are called by other names, such as mouse melon or Mexican sour gherkin.

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You can pop them into your mouth and eat them plain, or pickle them in vinegar. They’re also enjoyed as an add-in to salsa. They’re pretty versatile! The mildly sour taste even makes them a great addition to a fresh summer cocktail!

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If you’d like to grow some of your own, you are going to have to wait until springtime. For best results, you’ll want to do your planting in April. From there, it will take at least two to three months before your “cucamelons” are ready to be eaten. We don’t know about you but we are going to be planting some of our own soon enough.