Often known as the cucamelon, Mexican bitter gherkin or mouse melon, they’re the dimensions of grapes. “These little beauties are fresh, juicy, with a tinge of sour, succulent flavour and taste like cucumbers,” says Sangita Sharma. It is usually a prolific fruiter, she says, and the fragile vines could be grown on a trellis or borders. As they’re scrumptious and crunchy with the peel, she explains that the versatile produce “can be used in salads, pickled or sautéed”.
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Sangita Sharma is a hands-on sustainable farmer who based Annadana Agro Ecology Data farm centres in Bengaluru and the Western Ghats