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 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.
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:
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.
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. Source.