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Kiwano Rund Jelly Melon (10 seeds) (JM102) $3.00

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Kiwano Rund Jelly Melon

         
 
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Round version of our popular Jelly Melon. Fruits are about 3" in diameter, covered in intriguing points. The skin is white to ivory colored. Flesh is juicy and delicious, sweet and the flavor is often compared to banana and lemon. Vines reach 5 to 10 feet, may be trellis-grown. Very cute and just plain fun!
 
Kiwano Rund Jelly Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ryan
Location:
Westbury, NY, United States
Date:
October 9, 2017
          5.0
 
Unique
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Conversation starter, taste

What are the cons? Fruit to vegetation ratio

Review:

Like others, I'll mention that it grows to be very large and becomes covered in spikes which can actually hurt if grabbed without proper attention. I've had Jelly Melon from the store once, not very common to see them, but I instantly became a fan of the fruit you could cut in half and spoon out that tastes like a cucumber-flavored jello. I grew this variety which is, as it says, a round version of the normal Kiwano. It's pale yellow-white in contrast to the normal orange Kiwano. Tastes great when mature, but that took until the fall for me. I planted 6 keepers - in the Hugelkultur it grew up, down, across, and over the fence it was trellising (colossal plant!), but made only a couple fruits that never matured. 5 gallon buckets has lots of vegetation and flowers both, but only immature fruits. The one I planted in a table-top pot produced the only (delicious) ripe fruit. Trying the other Kiwano this year. Grows like a cuke, squash, melon, etc. Definitely worth trying.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Elle
Location:
Lansing, MI, United States
Date:
September 25, 2017
          5.0
 
I love this melon
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty & Nutritious

What are the cons? Difficult Transplant

Review:

This is the second year I grew this melon (unfortunately the first year was a bust due to certain bugs) and this time around the plant did great! I originally had six plants which I found out do not like the wind. After transplanting outdoors the wind demolished several of them that I had tressed up but one survived and grew great and produced at least 10 fruit and that was with crowding from regular cucumbers. So, I would advise letting the plant get established before trying to get it to climb. Beware of this spikes and prickles that this thing produces and give it a fair bit of space. Once mine established it grew rather nicely up and around a curved fence. I put cucumbers on the other side of the curve but I wish I had just grown the melon there. This fruit is fun, yummy, and has an awesome shelf life. I highly recommend if you have the space or want to grow it vertically. * 2 Thumbs Up*

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Teagalle
Location:
Guelph, Canada
Date:
August 4, 2016
          5.0
 
Fun to grow
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, fun

What are the cons? takes over garden

Review:

I started a few seedlings and gave them to my friends. This plant produces a lot of fruit and if you are not careful, can take over your entire garden bed. I'm not kidding, it spreads like crazy. I havent eaten the fruit yet, but I hope they taste great! If anything, it was my favourite plant to grow this season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Melspeth
Location:
Lansing, MI, United States
Date:
July 24, 2016
          4.0
 
Sassy but Fun
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Once it starts it takes off!

What are the cons? It's an ouch.

Review:

I started my Jelly Melons inside in February as the growing season for these guys go long. 3 of the 4 seeds I planted grew and I inadvertently killed one of them by trying to plant it upside down in a hanging basket away from the heat lamps. I don't recommend trying to grow them upside down. The two survivors did pretty well under the lamps and getting water from the bottom, the root system was impressive but they really took off once it was warm enough to plant them outside. They don't get too large like their unruly parent plants (the regular size Kiwano) which is a plus but they do have stinging fibers so keep them out of child reach and always handle with gloves. The biggest problem I encountered was a cucumber beetle and another stink bug type infestation that came in on the straw I put under my plants. The cucumber beetles diseased most of my leaves and the vines started to split but it's a manageable problem and the plant is still growing strong with melons appearing in mid-July

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
v.
Location:
Fort Worth, TX, United States
Date:
February 13, 2016
          1.0
 
I cant get it to grow
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Will sprout

What are the cons? Dies early

Review:

I bought a pack of seeds and have tried starting a few plants a year the past 3 years. I can get it to sprout indoors, but once I get it into the ground it dies off instead of growing. I'm not sure if it doesn't transplant well or what. I've tried it in the soil too, but had trouble germinating there. Melons are something I often have problems with, but last year I had more success with other melons than ever, yet still got nothing from this one. I have one seed left to try, maybe this will be the year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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