Scientific Name: Melothria scabra Form: Climbing
Common Name:cucamelon Texture:Very coarse
Family Name:CucurbitaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Greenhouse produce plant, Annual, Vine or climber Mature Size (ht. X w.):2 - 3m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: Mexico Hardiness Zone:Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Prickly, Soft flexible, Branching hairs, Deltoid, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Yellow, Jul- Aug- Jun- Oct- Sep
Fruit: Pepo, Edible, Green, Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Herb, Urban agriculture
Key ID Features:Vine rough, hairy, trailing, tendrils; leaves lobed, palmate venation; flowers yellow, about 6 mm wide; pepos about 2 cm long x 1 cm wide, taste like slightly sour cucumbers.