Kiwano (Jelly Melon)
Kiwano, or Jelly Melon, is a melon in the cucumber family that is native to Africa. Also called horned melon or devil melon by locals, the thorny skin of this variety is inedible. The inside is green, sweet, jelly-like, and is reminiscent of lime jello. Plants produce 10-20 fruits per plant when properly cared for, and each fruit weighs around 8-12 ounces. Delicious juiced, sweetened or mixed with yogurt. Drought-resistant and hardy. If you have animals or even neighbors that steal produce, grow these! They won't come within a mile of them.
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