Jelly Melon, Kiwano

Seven Seeds Farm

$ 4.50

Jelly Melon, Kiwano, aka African Horned Melon 

Cucumis metuliferus (120 days)

The Jelly Melon originated in semi-arid Africa near the Kalahari Desert and is botanically speaking not a melon.  This bizarre fruit with its  prominent spines is also known as “blowfish fruit” and unbelievably it was actually featured in an old episode of Star Trek (alien food?). Grown for it’s lime green colored pulp which is reminiscent of cucumber, citrus and kiwi. Delightful in creative cocktails! Oblong fruits grow to about 6-7” and are ripe to pick when the striped green skin turns yellow orange. Fairly easy to grow - similar to cucumbers.  SSF.

Packet: (0.5g)

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