A.K.A. Cucamelons and Mexican Sour Gerkins. Small fruit that look like miniature watermelons, and taste a little like cucumbers. It has been a staple of Mexican and Central American diets since pre-Columbian times, Mouse melons can be added to stir-fries; they can be pickled just like French gherkins, eaten raw in salads or pickled or fermented like dill pickles. They also can be chopped and added to salsas for extra texture and flavour; or just munched fresh in the garden. Children love them. The plants are highly prolific and the foliage forms a dense cover. Approximately 40 seeds.