Jelly Melon Cucumber

Cucumis sativus | SKU: 1350A
$3.25 to $44.00
  • Organic
  • Fresh eating & decorative
  • Thorny oval fruits
  • Green-gold gel-filled fruits
  • Flavor like citrus or pomegranate
  • 120 days
  • ±1,400 seeds/oz

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States but does not tolerate cold well.

$3.25 to $44.00

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Also known as Kiwano or African Horned Cucumber, although botanically, this thorny oval fruit, filled with lots of seeds and greenish-gold gel, is not a true cucumber. Its fruits have a flavor reminiscent of pomegranate and citrus and are high in vitamin C. Jelly Melon originated in semiarid Africa near the Kalahari Desert and is often used as a garnish or decorative fruit. 120 days. ±1,400 seeds/oz.

Direct Seed: 1" Deep

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Thin: To 3-4 Plants

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after the last frost when soil is warm. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 2-4 weeks before the last frost for an earlier harvest. Provide support for vines to save space.