Off topic: Culinary

Dell Sherk
Tue, 10 Feb 2009 14:27:34 PST
I tried  these one year thinking they would make good cornichons. First of
all, they are not cucumber-like, but rather they are tiny sour melons. I
grow cucumbers very successfully here in my zone 6/7 hot, muggy summer
climate, but these did not do well. Very few fruits, and they are really


-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Susan B
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 11:28 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Off topic: Culinary

Here is an article on them, they are even smaller than what the look like in
your photo.
On the last page of the article are 3 places that sell seed.
I want to try these too!…

--- On Tue, 2/10/09, James Waddick <> wrote:
From: James Waddick <>
Subject: [pbs] Off topic: Culinary
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 9:44 AM

Dear Friends,
	I know enough of you and your culinary wanderings, that I 
thought I'd ask if you know of this little vine commonly called 'Cuke 
Nuts' or 'Mouse Melon" (don't you love these common names?)
botanically as Melothria scabra. This is a Mexican cucurbit with 
edible fruits.

	Never saw or heard of it before seeing this web site:

	Any experiences to share?

		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +
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