Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fairy Fruits

Hidden under delicate vines, my cucamelons (also known as mouse melons or Mexican Sour Gherkins) are happily setting fruit.  Their yellow flowers are the size of dust motes.  Their fruit, smaller than the tiny stones in the garden soil.

They taste something like cucumbers touched with lime juice.  Probably not a flavor for everyone, but oh! They are refreshing, popped in your mouth while rummaging around for a larger feast in the garden shrubbery.
This year, I only planted five plants.  Next year, I must have at least ten.

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen, nor heard of those before. Thanks for sharing.

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