CUCUMBER AFRICAN HORNED MEDIUM PACKET INCREDIBLE TASTE OF BANANA, KIWI FRUIT AND CUCUMBER! $2.10 $1.00

WHEN IS A CUCUMBER NOT A CUCUMBER? WHEN IT TASTES LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN BANANA, KIWI FRUIT AND A CUCUMBER WITHOUT THE ACID! SO REFRESHING! AFRICAN HORNED CUCUMBER ? PRICKLY ON THE OUTSIDE BUT LIKE A FRUIT SALAD ON THE INSIDE!

Native to the Kalahari Desert, the Kiwano is also known as the Horned Melon, the melano, the African horned cucumber, the jelly melon, and the hedged gourd. When allowed to ripen, the fruit tastes like a mix of cucumbers, kiwis, and bananas!!!

When it is exported to the U.S., the horned cucumber is often labelled as “blowfish fruit.” With its spiky yellow exterior and juicy green interior, this is one fruit with vibrant contrasts. It is rich in both vitamin C and fibre.

Easy to grow and prefers the heat of summer!

Interesting in smoothies, jams or slather it in yoghurt and eat it with a spoon!!!

MEDIUM/LARGE SIZE, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Plant in well drained, fertile soil in a sunny spot protected from strong winds.

Can be grown on the ground or as a climber on a trellis. A trellis or support structure will help with keeping water on the roots and not the leaves as they are susceptible to Powdery Mildew, so overhead watering should be avoided.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring, after frosts have passed, or early Summer.

Sow at 10mm depth with 40cm plant spacing and 120cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
14- 21 days at 20- 35°C

Maturity
120 days.

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Seed Count: 12
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