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Cucamelons ready?

How do you know when a cucamelon is ready to pick, please?
I have several now that are quite long but haven't fattened up. Many are about 3-4 cm long; I read that they should be the size of a grape - but they are rather skinny 'grapes'. Will they just expand outwards or get even longer than they are?


  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 2,586
    They are ready now. Don't let them get any bigger as they will get woody. The more you pick the more will develop. Had a great harvest last year and you can pickle them but they don't keep for months but weeks in a fridge. Size of a grape...forget that just pick them now.
  • Thank you @bertrand-mabel ... will do! 🙂
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