KIWANO (Cucumis metuliferus)
  • KIWANO (Cucumis metuliferus)
  • KIWANO (Cucumis metuliferus)
  • KIWANO (Cucumis metuliferus)
  • KIWANO (Cucumis metuliferus)
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SEEDS OF KIWANO, AFRICAN HORNED CUCUMBER

Small tropical fruit with spiny horns. Tastes like a mixture of banana, kiwi and melon. Very fresh and tasty in salads.

The fruit is orange on the outside when ripe while the pulp inside is green with white seeds. It can also be used for decoration. 

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Sow indoors
Transplant
Sow outdoors
Harvest
Botanical name Cucumis metuliferus
Average germination (%) 80
Germination (in days) 20-30
Hardiness Hardy
Plant usage Edible
Seeds per gram 600
Soil - Type Fertile, Loam, Sand
Sunlight - Exposure Sun

The sowing takes place in spring and is harvested when the fruits begin to turn yellowish or brown.

The fruits can be stored for a long period (3-5 months) at room temperature.

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