African Horned Cucumber

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Cucumis Metuliferus | Packet

Standard Seed Packet, 30 Seeds

'African Horned Cucumber' seeds

Cucumis metuliferus
  • Native to Africa
  • Very unusual fruit
  • Banana and lime like flavour

Climbing vine native to Africa with very unusual green thorned fruit that mature to a bright orange/yellow colour. Fruit can be eaten at any stage but mature fruit has the best flavour. Mature fruit has jelly like flesh with a flavour is similar to a mix of banana, lime and cucumber. Is most commonly eaten as a fruit, a garnish or juiced. Fruit stores well and is often used as a decoration. Easy to grow. Also known as Jelly Melon, hedged gourd or melano

Seeds per gram: 68
Product code: F3-13

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Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 10mm
Season Spring(or after frost) and summer
Germination 14-21 days @ 20-35°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Annual
Row Spacing 120cm
Plant Spacing 40cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 120 days

*Notes: Can be grown on ground or as a climber. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit. Avoid overhead watering. Can become weedy in some areas if left to go to seed