Cucumis Metuliferus

40 SEEDS

African Horned Cucumber

African Horned Cucumber

Also widely known as Kiwano, native to Africa, the African Horned cucumber is a climbing vine with spiny fruit that is best left to ripen to orange and eaten as a fruit. This very attractive yellow mature fruit is reminiscent of banana, lime and cucumber.

When watering, avoid watering leaves directly to prevent mildew.

Health & Culinary Notes

  • Lovely juiced, eaten as a fruit with yoghurt or tossed through a salad.
  • This African delight is high in vitamin K, C and B5.

$3.40

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Planting Guide

Seeds per packet

40

Sow

Direct

Depth

1cm

Plant Spacing

50cm

Row Spacing

120cm

Position

Full Sun

Height

small

Harvest

120 Days

Cool Climate

Sow in Oct-Jan

Temperate Climate

Sow in Sep-Jan

Hot/Arid Climate

Sow in Sep-Jan

Tropical Climate

Sow in Apr-Sep