Heirloom

Kiwano Horned Melon

NZ $3.95

Description


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.
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7230

Cucumis metuliferus

Information

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

KEY to WHEN TO SOW

  1 Early Spring 2 Late Spring &
Early Summer
3 Late Summer &
Early Autumn

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