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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: 41
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

85.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
pagrower
Location:
franklin county, PA, United States
Date:
August 14, 2018
          3.0
 
Vigorous takes over
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? will grow

What are the cons? this thing is part cactus

Review:

I started this plant last January and grew it in the house until it was planted outside when the weather warmed up. I planted it in a large raised bed (about 16 foot by 4). It took off and is pretty much taking over that whole area. The problem is that I cannot reach in and get stuff off the other plants without touching this one. The vines have tiny sharp spines on them that break off into your skin when you touch it. It is almost like a cactus. For as big as it is, it does not have many fruits on it and they are not ripe as of yet (August). If I was to raise this one again i would throw it in the most remote, neglected area of the garden, but never again in a raised bed with more civilized vegetables.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jana
Location:
Henrietta, TX, United States
Date:
August 5, 2018
          5.0
 
Fun plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Fun to watch, easy to grow.

What are the cons? No fruit after 5 months.

Review:

Bought a small one at a local farmers market, grows rapidly, Easy to grow but no fruit yet. Had to separate Audry (Yes from Little Shop of Horrors) from other plants. The runners try to strangle everything and reach out to anyone or thing around it. The plant is fun to watch. It prefers just plain water or ph balanced water, doesn't like added nutrients.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 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

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17 out of 17 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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