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  • Kiwano - African Horned Cucumber
  • Kiwano - African Horned Cucumber
  • Kiwano - African Horned Cucumber
  • Kiwano African Horned Cucumber
 
  • Kiwano - African Horned Cucumber
  • Kiwano - African Horned Cucumber
  • Kiwano - African Horned Cucumber
  • Kiwano African Horned Cucumber

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Kiwano - African Horned Cucumber (10 seeds) (JM101) $3.00

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Kiwano - African Horned Cucumber

         
 
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(Cucumis metuliferus) 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 US 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.
 
Kiwano - African Horned Cucumber
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 39
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

84.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Denise
Location:
Scottsboro, AL, United States
Date:
June 10, 2018
          4.0
 
Pretty not tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Pretty fruit, pretty vine

What are the cons? Bland

Review:

Easy to grow, pretty and smells good but didn't enjoy the taste. I'd still grow it again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chris
Location:
Hope Mills, NC, United States
Date:
March 26, 2018
          4.0
 
Hardy and Prolific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Readily reseeds; heat tolerant

What are the cons? Not barefeet friendly

Review:

Put seeds in the ground once in 2009 and had volunteers until 2016. Highly recommend trellis. Great for fruit smoothies and self-defense.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
GardeningSarah
Location:
Austin, TX, United States
Date:
February 14, 2018
          5.0
 
Summer cucumber substitute
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Fills summer cucumber gap!!

What are the cons? mature fruit acquired taste

Review:

This vine grew very well in our garden! It ripened in July/August, when many other plants decide to go on a hiatus in the Texas heat. We ate them when they were immature/green and also when they were mature/orange. My family definitely preferred the immature/green fruit. They tasted just like a cucumber, what a great way to extend your "cucumber" season in places where it gets too hot for normal cucumbers!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RubyBlue
Location:
Sacramento, CA, United States
Date:
December 30, 2017
          5.0
 
Update to prior review...
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Fun - Tasty - Highly Recommend

What are the cons? none

Review:

Fruits FINALLY ripened. They were so plentiful, I enjoyed eating them young, which I recommend trying. Yes indeed, ripened fruit tastes like banana, with a slight touch of lime. Expected taste to be sour, since sweetening was recommended, but find them to be slightly sweet. A quick trip through a food processor and then a strainer separates the seeds from the "jelly". Plant has died due to frost. I was hoping to save a cutting to overwinter, but didn't get to it in time. I'm starting seeds NOW to get an earlier start on the next growing season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RubyBlue
Location:
Sacramento, CA, United States
Date:
September 30, 2017
          5.0
 
Mystery Solved
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Pretty Vine, Unigue Taste

What are the cons? none

Review:

Bought tongue depressor sticks at the dollar store, thinking they'd make great plant labeling stakes. Seeded trays, wrote on the sticks with sharpie. Watering blurred the names beyond recognition. I ended up planting various plants throughout my garden - no idea what they were. Planted this one at the end of a green bean trellis. This mystery plant showed up at the end of season. One day I noticed small strange looking "berries" on it. I decided to try one and found it VERY TASTY. Nutty texture yet refreshingly - like a cucumber. BE SURE TO TRY THEM YOUNG!! Not sour. The spines on the small fruit feel prickly to the touch but strangely have no prickliness on the tongue. I searched the web (including this site) trying to figure out what they were. Found nothing recognizable. Today I found much larger fruit - still green - still tasty. Just figured out what they are. Sept 30th - Hopefully some will ripen before frost. Will try to root a cutting and houseplant vine over winter.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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