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An exotic plant that produces a miniature watermelon-like fruit has been launched in Britain for the first time and is set to transform the traditional salad.



一种可以结出像迷你西瓜那样的植物现在开始第一次被移植到英国,势必将改变传统的色拉。



The cucamelon looks like a tiny version of the juicy football-sized fruit but when eaten it has the distinctive taste of a cucumber with a hint of lime.



这种叫做cucamelon看起来就像西瓜的迷你版,但是其味道却有一种独特的黄瓜味,还有些微的柠檬味。



They are used in salsa, can be pickled, or eaten on their own and have been used in Mexico for centuries.



这种水果一般会被用在带有辛辣味的番茄酱里面,或者你也可以单独吃它,在墨西哥这种水果已经流行了好几百年了。



Despite being stocked by some supermarkets the unusual crop is rarely seen in British gardens.



虽然在一些超级市场里有卖这种水果,但是这种水果在英国人的花园里却很少见。



However, Devon-based Suttons Seeds has now begun selling seeds to the cucamelon plant for people to grow at home.



然而,英国一家公司现在已经开始销售这种水果的种子,人们可以在自己的家里种植这种水果。



Despite their exotic origins, they are actually easier to grow than regular cucumbers.



虽然来自国外,但是这种植物比一般的黄瓜还要好种植。



This is because they are ignored by pests, rare resistant to drought and perfectly happy to grow outdoors.



那是因为害虫们不会去伤害它,对干旱有非常罕见的抵抗力并且它们喜欢被种植在户外的环境里。



A Suttons spokesman said: "It can be used in a variety of dishes including salads and salsa, or can be speared and placed in a martini glass which works quite well".



该公司的一位发言人说道:“它可以被用在各种各样的菜肴中,包括色拉和带有辛辣味的番茄酱中,或者可以把用叉子叉住它然后放在马提尼杯子里,效果非常的不错。”



The fruit, also known as a 'mouse melon' or 'Mexican sour gherkin', can be eaten on its own, pickled or used in salsa.



人们也称这种水果为“鼠瓜”或者“墨西哥酸黄瓜”,可以马上食用,或者拿来腌制,或者用在带有辛辣味的番茄酱中。



They can be cultivated in tubs, pots, or growbags and take around two to three months to mature.



可以把他们种植在桶里,盆里,或者培植袋里面,两到三个月就可以成熟了。



The sour fruits grow on a thin vine and are surrounded by leaves that look similar to ivy and drop to the floor when ripe.



这种酸性水果挂在类似葡萄藤的藤上,周围被叶子围绕着,这种叶子很像常春藤的叶子,等到成熟时这些果子会自动落到地面上。




来源:龙腾网


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Post time 2013-4-4 01:45:45 |Display all floors
i'm afraid to pimp em and might become that size...like they say, your are what you eat  {:soso_e128:}{:soso_e135:}
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Can the watermelon rind be eatable?
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Post time 2013-4-11 09:53:20 |Display all floors
amazing!
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