African Horned Cucumber
120 days. (Cucumis metuliferus) Also known as Kiwano or Jelly Melon
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. 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.
Its fruits have a flavor reminiscent of pomegranate and citrus and are high in vitamin C.
Contains 15 heirloom seeds
These were great to grow with the kids! Two plants covered a 7-foot trellis and then some, and they were very prolific producers! We took these to Halloween parties, and they were a hit! The taste of the fruit is very good, and it's just all around a fun experience. The plants are pretty prickly, as well as the fruit, so wear gloves/long sleeves when messing with mature plants. But as a plus, the deer around here didn't want to mess with them! I'm not sure if that was luck or the prickles. We will grow these somewhere this year for sure.