Jelly Melon Cucumber

Cucumis sativus | SKU: 1350A P25
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$3.25
  • 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.

Item Details

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 semi-arid Africa near the Kalahari Desert and is often used as a garnish or decorative fruit. 120 days. ±1,400 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow Jelly Melon Cucumber

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.

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