Cucumis Metuliferus / Kiwano




Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Cucumis
Species: metuliferus
Jelly Melon, Kiwano, African horned melon

A vine that originates from Africa. If it is grown in the garden, it is 1 year old and can be a perennial that is kept as a houseplant. Fruit can be consumed peeled. Either as a dish or as an addition to fruit desserts. It tastes like a mix of cucumber, banana and lemon.

Reproduction: By seed

Pre-treatment: No.

Sowing: In the spring or during the summer, directly in the garden at a depth of about 2-5 cm or in the pot before the last frost.

Germination: Temperature above 18 C, germinates in 5-20 days

Location: Requires light and moderate humidity.

Care: The plant has a shallow root over time, regular watering is necessary.

Hardiness zone: –

Additional information


20 seeds


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