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African Horned Melon , Kiwano (Blowfish Melon)
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African Horned Melon , Kiwano (Blowfish Melon)
Cucumis metuliferus , Traditional food plant in Africa and one of the few sources of water during the dry season in the Kalahari.. An annual vine in the cucumber & melon family. Its fruit has horn-like spines, hence "horned melon". Ripe fruit has yellow-orange skin & lime green, jelly-like flesh with a tart taste of a banana, cucumber & lemon, with a texture similar to a cucumber.. The fruit can be used in cooking, but when eaten raw, most suck out the pulp & spit out the seeds. It can be eaten at any stage of ripening, but when over ripened, will burst forcefully to release seeds. , Seed Count Approx - 8 ea
Price: £1.85