Why you must grow cucamelons right now

These fruits may look like a watermelon that's been hit with a shrink ray, but they're actually more closely related to cucumber, at least in taste and texture. When eaten these adorable fruits taste like cucumber, with a little tang. This central-American fruit isn't modified or manipulated: they've been growing these babies (see what I did there...) for centuries.
This fruit affectionately referred to as sandita's (little watermelons) are easy to grow. Once planted, they take a bit to grow, but they can reach up to 10-feet with little effort on your part.
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Health benefits of cucamelons
Fruit, as a food group, is generally considered a healthy choice because it's low(er) in calories and high in fiber and healthy minerals. The cucamelon is no different. This fruit is a source of several useful vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like:
Lycopene: This phytochemical/antioxidant can help improve heart functions.
Beta-carotene: This antioxidant helps keep your skin looking young, improves heart function and can aid in maintaining healthy eyes, according to Berry Fruit.
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How to grow cucamelons
Growing cucamelons is pretty simple. You can plant them outside once the threat of frost has passed or start them in a pot (in early spring) and transplant them outdoors.
Plant one seed in a small pot (or with about 6 inches of space or so between them outside). Remember, you aren't going to see a sprout for about three to four weeks. The seeds take a little longer to germinate.
Once your vines start to grow, you'll need to attach them (gently) to a trellis. They'll grow around the trellis and support themselves over time. Water this fruit regularly (at least until firmly established). The fruit is drought resistant so if you skip a watering or two, later on, they'll be fine.
One important note: this fruit will take over your entire garden. Make sure to prune and trim your plant every season if you want to keep them under control, according to HomeGrown Revolution.
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