What is this thing?

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Cucumber Cucamelon Mexican Gherkin - Courtesy NGB

The National Garden Bureau has introduced a charming little fruit for gardeners. But what exactly is it?

Is it a cucumber? Is it a melon? This adorable fruit looks like a watermelon for fairies, but it tastes like a cucumber with tangy citrus overtones. Loads of tiny, one-inch fruits appear on vigorous vines. Delicious eaten fresh from the garden as snacks or in salads, you can also pickle these cuties to enjoy later. If you garden with kids, make sure to add Cucamelon to your beds. Also known as a mouse melon, this fruit makes an ideal addition to tea parties with fairies.

It looks like something my granddaughter would enjoy growing!

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