Cucamelon is a fruit that is a mixture of watermelon and cucumber and has a grape size. It can be found under the name “sandiita”, which in Mexico means sour cucumber. Also, these fruits are mainly consumed in Central and Latin America.
This fruit has many health benefits and can significantly contribute to our health. It is rich in minerals, vitamins, fibers, antioxidants and is an excellent supplement to your diet.
Below we will list some of his health benefits:
- It can help to lose weight
- helps maintain healthy tissue of the body
- Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
- prevents the development of malignant cells
- helps prevent stroke
Cucamelon contains large amounts of vitamin C and potassium and is therefore good for reducing the bad cholesterol in the blood, which contributes to better heart function.
Here’s how to plant Cucamelon at home:
First of all, you need to buy organic seed, but if you have a Cucamelon at home, you can extract the seeds from the fruit. Place the seeds in a jar of water. The seed should be in the water for a week, then drain the water and dry the seeds with a towel or paper.
This fruit needs warm weather, when the soil temperature is 75-85F. For Cucamelon to be fully grown, it takes 65 to 75 days. The best period for planting this fruit is April or May. It is best to plant them indoors in a small pot.
Cucamelon takes 6 hours of sunlight every day. It can grow up to 10 feet so you have to make a wire cage to properly maintain the stem and fruit growth. This fruit does not require much water, but moisture in the soil should be maintained continuously, especially during the summer.
Once they fully blossom, they will begin to grow their fruits. When the fruit reaches the grape size then you can start harvesting.
We hope that we help you to decide to plant Cucamelon in your yard or garden. Enjoy