Kiwano - African Horned Cucumber
120 days. Very unusual fruit with spiny “horns.” The green-yellow skin turns a bright deep orange when ready to harvest, and the pulp inside the fruit resembles lime green Jell-O. The fruit has a sweet-sour, banana-lime tropical fruit taste, good juiced and sweetened and delicious with yogurt. This fruit is showing up quite often in U.S. markets. Native to Africa, it is hardy and easy to grow; can be grown just about anywhere you can grow melons. Beautiful vine and fruit! Tiny seed.
- 8-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 7-14 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 75-90 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 12-24"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Cucumis metuliferus
Growing Tips: Direct seed or set previously started transplants outdoors 2-3 weeks after last spring frost date. Provide rich soil well amended with compost. Trellis-growing conserves space.