Kiwano (Jelly Melon) *RARE*

5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


Kiwano – Jelly Melon
Seeds per pack: 15
Days till maturity: 75

Kiwano or Jelly Melon as it has come to be called is a melon in the family of the cucumber and is native to Africa. These fruits are also called horned melon or devil melon by locals for its obvious thorny skin which is inedible. The inside is green, sweet, jelly like and tastes reminiscent of a lime jello. Plants produce 10-20 fruits easily per plant when properly cared for, and each fruit weighs around 8-12 ounces. 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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Weight.2 oz

1 review for Kiwano (Jelly Melon) *RARE*

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I live in Ontario Canada and I was able to successfully grow these for my wife. Our soil is sandy and they had a slow start growing. Once they established a strong root they took off all over in my garden. I did find that local gardner snakes made their homes in the vines guessing they felt safe with all the thorns and dense cover. My wife is from Zimbabwe and it was a real treat to give her something she remembers eating back home. I recommend if your growing it in zones with short seasons to start them indoors. I had quite a few green ones which I had to ripen indoors.

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