African Horned Cucumber

Cucumis metuliferus Packet

Standard seed packet, 30 seeds

$1.25
In Stock

  • Native to Africa
  • Very unusual fruit
  • Banana and lime like flavour

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Description

'African Horned Cucumber' seeds

Cucumis metuliferus

  • 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

Seeds per gram: 68
Product code: F3-13

Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 10mm
Season Spring(or after frost) and summer
Germination 14-21 days @ 20-35°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Annual
Row Spacing 120cm
Plant Spacing 40cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 120 days

*Notes: Can be grown on ground or as a climber. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit. Avoid overhead watering. Can become weedy in some areas if left to go to seed

Shipping

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We do not deliver overseas.

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Order dispatch time is currently 1-3 business days plus delivery time.
Please note we are unable to guarantee specific delivery dates, the delivery timeframes below are estimates only.

 

Whats in the order? Shipping Options Shipping Cost  Shipping Details
Small seed packets ONLY Economy Delivery $2.50 or FREE on orders over $20
(WA customers: $5 economy delivery*)
Orders sent via letter | Delivery 2-6 business days
No tracking | Guaranteed delivery** by 20 business days
  Parcel Delivery  Capped rate of $6.99 Order sent via Australia Post- Parcel Post | 1-6 business days
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
  Express Delivery Starting from $15.00
(calculated by weight)
Order sent via Australia Post- Express | 1+ business day
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
 
Order includes BULK seed
or other non-seed products
Parcel Delivery  Capped rate of $6.99 Order sent via Australia Post- Parcel Post | 1-6 business days
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
  Express Delivery Starting from $15.00
(calculated by weight)
Order sent via Australia Post- Express | 1+ business day
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**

*All orders sent to Western Australia are subject to mandatory inspection and fees by Quarantine WA. These fees are included in all shipping costs above.

**We will replace all orders that are lost or damaged in transit however we will not replace or refund orders simply because they were delivered later than estimated. Full details here.

 

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