African Horned Cucumber
- Native to Africa
- Very unusual fruit
- Banana and lime like flavour
Climbing vine native to Africa with very unusual green thorned fruit that mature to a bright orange/yellow colour. Fruit can be eaten at any stage but mature fruit has the best flavour. Mature fruit has jelly like flesh with a flavour is similar to a mix of banana, lime and cucumber. Is most commonly eaten as a fruit, a garnish or juiced. Fruit stores well and is often used as a decoration. Easy to grow. Also known as Jelly Melon, hedged gourd or melano
How to sow and grow:
|Method:||Sow direct or raise seedlings|
|When:||Spring(or after frost) and summer|
|Position:||Full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/flowering:||120 days|
(Product number: F3-13)
|Botanical name:||Cucumis metuliferus|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||30 seeds|
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