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Nara Melon (Acanthosicyos horridus) (3 seeds) (3 seeds) (JS158) $15.00
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Nara Melon (Acanthosicyos horridus) (3 seeds)

         
 
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We are offering here the wonderfully strange Nara Melon. Collected in remote parts of Namibia by legendary plant collector Joseph Simcox. This is one of the rarest varieties we've ever offered, and we apologize in advance for the cost. The mild-sweet fruit are produced on leafless vines in the middle of the desert making it one of the most incredible plants on the planet! GERMINATION TIPS: Place seeds into moist paper towel. Put towel into zip-lock bag, and place bag in a warm area between 84 and 90 degrees F. Seeds germinated for us in about 6 days at a 60% germination rate. After a few days if seeds have not germinated you may want to move the seeds to a new damp paper towel to avoid mold. We offer this collectors item to serious plant enthusiast and is likely difficult to grow outside of the warm deserts and even then may require exacting conditions.
 
Nara Melon (Acanthosicyos horridus) (3 seeds)
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nick
Location:
Gilbertsville, PA, United States
Date:
April 5, 2016
          3.0
 
No Germination So Far.
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? the extra seed for the price

What are the cons? Length of time for germination

Review:

Its been about two months now since I've sown these Nara Nara melon seeds. I also got four seeds instead of three just one smaller then the rest. I moved them into the greenhouse to get to warmer (high 80's, low 90's) hoping it would help them germinate. I am really looking forward to playing with this plant. I'll repost if any of them sprout.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

46 out of 48 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
bunny_foofoo9
Location:
Winter Park, FL
Date:
March 14, 2014
          5.0
 
Easy to grow. Slow to sprout.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Unique

What are the cons? Long time to sprout

Review:

I live in zone 9b. I have these plants in a terra-cotta pot with side slits (to allow more air) and have lava rocks at bottom to help with water drainage. The plant is in full sun with the other edible cactuses I have in my novelty edible cactus garden. I have not tasted the fruit, but it finally sprouted after 2 months. I received 4 seeds for $15 and 2 sprouted. It gets watered (or misted) once daily. Mr. Simcox, keep the weird edibles coming!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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