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7230

Kiwano Horned Melon

  • Botanical Name: Cucumis metuliferus

Also called African Horned Cucumber or Jelly Melon, the grapefruit size oval melon with horn like spines has a yellow orange skin with lime green jelly-like flesh. A refreshing fruit with tastes of banana, cucumber and lemon. With horned spines on the fruit and a vine with fine spiny hairs, it is best handled wearing gloves. Prolific producer with up to 20 fruit per vine.

Maturity 75 days from transplant.
NZ $3.75
 
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INFORMATION

ORIGIN

Heirloom
OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION
20-25
DAYS TO GERMINATION
5-7
DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS
60cm
PREFERRED GROWING PERIOD
Tender
WHEN TO SOW
2
NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET
50
PREFERRED GROWING METHOD

Transplant
BEST USE

Gourmet Vegetable

KEY to
WHEN TO SOW

1
EARLY
SPRING
2
LATE SPRING &
EARLY SUMMER
3
LATE SUMMER &
EARLY AUTUMN
   

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