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Product ID Seed1323

Melon - African Horned , Kiwano (Blowfish Melon) END OF THE LINE

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Cucumis metuliferus, Traditional water source in Africa, Zackengurken - 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. Great for the greenhouse or in a protected spot in the Garden., Seed Count Approx - 10 avg
 SOWING - Plant Insitu in the garden to a depth of 1 inch, leaving 12 inches between each or best to start earlier indoors, one per small pot, and transplant out when seedlings have two true leaves, best in full sunlight and well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Great for the greenhouse or in a protected spot in the Garden.

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