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Monday, August 30, 2010

Featured Learning Garden Crop: Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumbers

Climbing pepquino plants (below)

Mexican Sour Gherkins (also called pepquinos, mouse melons, or cucumber melons) are an ancient variety of cucumber originating from South America. It is a "micro-cucumber" with a slightly sour taste. A great addition to salads and stir fried vegetables, pepquinos can also be eaten raw as a quick snack or pickled like its larger cucurbit relatives.

Pepquinos, ready for harvest (right)

Media (text and image) created and published by Rebekah Carter 2010.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THESE SO MUCH! Best healthy snack ever!!