Phytosanitary Certificates are now available for international buyers. We ship Internationally and Australia wide including Tasmania and WA.
SKU Code: V 320
Characteristics: Annual creeping vine
Seed per packet: 25
Seed per gram: 68
An orange spiky cucumber with a subtle banana and passionfruit flavour.
African horned cucumber is a traditional food plant indigenous to Southern and Central Africa that can be eaten young, mature green or when yellow ripe. can be eaten fresh, made into juice, or used in a fruit salad.
The fruit's seeds are covered in a gelatine-like substance with a slight sweetness. Boiling it until soft the fruit can be made into a jelly by straining it and again boiling the fruit pulp with a cup of sugar for each cup of water.
A long keeper it is believed to have arrived in Australia with Boer War soldiers it is also known as Kiwano or Jelly Melon.
Adaptable to most good garden soils that are well-drained in a sunny position; provide adequate food and water.
Tropical: Spring & Autumn
Temperate: Spring & Summer.
Cool climate: Late Spring & Summer
Sow: 1cm deep
Best sown direct in a sunny well-drained position 3-4 seeds in a mound. Thin to the strongest two plants in each mound.
Plant space: 30cm
Row Space: 100 cm
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 6-8 weeks
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request a shipping quotation prior to purchasing.