Kiwano Melon, African Horned Cucumber, 20 seeds (Cucumis metuliferus) Fruit Heirloom

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Kiwano Melon, African Horned Cucumber, 20 seeds (Cucumis metuliferus)  Fruit Heirloom

Eye-catching, small tropical fruit with spiny soft horns. Its exotic flesh is aromatic and posses superb flavor that resembles of banana, kiwi and melon. Very refreshing and highly delicious in salads, soft drinks, desserts or just scooped and eaten on its own. Bright orange skin hides bright green flesh with white seeds inside. Easy to grow and care with numerous health benefits! Can be grown in pots.

Growing: Year round in tropical/year round warm climates; in temperate climates start sowing seeds in the spring, when the temperature starts to stay above 54 F (12 C). The ideal seed germination temperature is between 54-93 F (12-34 C). Sprinkle seeds directly into the growing bed or desired container, since they don’t transplant well. Cover them 1/2 inch (1.2cm)  deep with a layer of soil. Also, keep the soil slightly moist until germination takes place. Within 1-2 weeks, seeds will begin to sprout. Once they’ve grown a bit, maintain the spacing of 14-18 inches (35-45cm) between each one. Since it spreads vigorously, provide support of a trellis that’s at least 5-6 feet (152-182cm) tall.
Soil: well-drained, loamy soil, with a pH of around 6-6.5. If you are growing it in a pot, ensure that it has proper drainage holes. Add a lot of organic matter like compost or well-rotted manure to the potting soil to enrich it.
Sowing depth: 1.2cm deep.
Spacing: one plant per pot. If grown directly in the ground, keep 35-45cm apart.
Watering: regular, to keep the soil well drained but not wet.
Light: full sunlight, keep in mind that full sun exposure is a must for growth and productivity. Provide good air circulation but avoid windy places.
Fertilizing: feed the plant with general-purpose fertilizer like 10-10-10, once every 2-3 weeks. When the plant begins to produce flowers and the fruits start to appear, feed it with less nitrogen, a fertilizer of 1-2-2 NPK ratio will be fine.

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