CUCUMBER ‘African Horned’ / Kiwano

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Cucumis metuliferus

Pretty kooky!! A green thorned fruit that matures bright orange/yellow colour. A great addition to the home garden, not only for the novelty value but can be eaten green as a cucumber or yellow/orange as a fruit, when it sweetens up and has hints of banana and passionfruit. They’re also known as jelly melon or kiwano and originate from sub Saharan Africa. The fruit store well. 40 seeds.

Hierloom
Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Tender
Lifespan
Annual
Harvest
110 Days
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow direct to garden when weather 20˚C+. For an early crop or in cold areas*, sow indoors and transplant when weather and soil has warmed. Keep seeds moist & warm, 21OC. Prefers well-drained, fertile soil.
Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Nov 30th
Temperate Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Dec 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st