MEXICAN CUCUMBERS

Sometimes known as Cucamelons, Mouse Melons or even “Barbie Melons”, these bite-size Mexican Cucumbers, a native cucumber, originally from Central America have been popular since Aztec times..

Looking more like a miniature watermelon than a cucumber, this fruit does have the taste of pure cucumber with a hint of lime.

Fruit can be eaten straight off the vine or placed whole or sliced in salads, tossed with olives and pepper slices in olive oil, chopped in salsas or pickled whole.

This fruit is popular with chefs because of its visual impact when used whole in salads or on cheese and antipasto platters. it can also be used as a garnish for drinks or pickled like normal cucumbers or gherkins, and even cooked in stir-fries..

 
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WHAT TO DO WITH THEM

Fruit can be eaten straight off the vine or placed whole or sliced in salads, tossed with olives and pepper slices in olive oil, chopped in salsas or pickled whole.

This fruit is popular with chefs because of its visual impact when used whole in salads or on cheese and antipasto platters. it can also be used as a garnish for drinks or pickled like normal cucumbers or gherkins.

Mexican Cucumbers are perfect for a quirky snack with drinks or even popped into a drink as a novel garnish.

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WHEN ARE THEY READY?

Harvest time runs over a long period between late February to late April.

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ENJOY THE TASTE OF MEXICAN CUCUMBERS ALL YEAR

Our little Mexican Cucumbers have been pickled in vinegar combined with our tasty Lime and Chilli Sauce to preserve their unique flavour after the harvest season has finished.  These little ‘critters’ are a novel addition to a cheese or antipasto platter.