Kiwano Seeds African Horned Melon (Cucumis metuliferus)
Price for Package of 10 or 25 seeds.
Native to the Kalahari Desert, Africa Horned Melon, Melano, African Horned Cucumber, Jelly Melon, Hedgehog Gourd. Kiwano melon has a jelly-like flesh with a sweet/tart flavor that's a mix of bananas, lime, and cucumber. It's eaten by cutting the melon in half and scooping out the flesh to eat raw or add to desserts or salads. When picked green and fully ripened, the fruit tastes like a mix of cucumber and Kiwifruit, dashed with a banana-like flavor mix of melon and lime. Cut open, it has a look is reminiscent of cucumber.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Danger: Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling
Bloom Color: Pale Yellow
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Summer/Early Fall
Foliage: Evergreen, Herbaceous, Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Other details: Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings