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Thursday 27th April 2017, 14:12 London

Waitrose launches GYO cucamelons

Cucumber-flavoured mini watermelons have launched as part of premium retailer's outdoor plants range

Waitrose launches GYO cucamelons

Cucamelons are available at Waitrose 

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Waitrose has introduced grow-your-own cucamelons as part of its outdoor plants range for the second summer in a row.

Supplied by Suttons, cucamelons look like mini watermelons but taste similar to cucumbers. They first launched at Waitrose last summer, in what was described as a retail first.

They can be served in a cocktail, eaten as a snack, or added to salads as a zesty alternative to cucumber, Waitrose said.

Waitrose outdoor plant buyer Samantha Brett said: “We know that after cooking, gardening is our customers’ favourite hobby, and it's great we can offer them such fun and interesting varieties of fruit and veg to grow at home.

“They are part of a range of vegetable plants by James Wong, the Kew-trained botanist, science writer, broadcaster and author of three books including the latest bestselling How to Eat Better.”

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