Cucumber, African Horned (Cucumis zambianus), packet of 30 seeds, organic

$2.45

Family:  Cucumber (Cucurbitaceae)

Annual:  45 days to fruits

Horned Cucumber, Jelly Melon, Kiwano)  Annual vining vegetable native to NW Zambia where it is cultivated by indigenous farmers.  The young fruits are mottled green and are wholly edible, tasting like cucumber.  The mature fruits are hard of shell, green and yellow striped, a scoopable source of nutritious seeds and life-giving water.  Cultivation:   Standard garden culture for cucumbers.  Start indoors just prior to last frost or direct seed.  We started our’s on May 17 in the greenhouse.  Germination was efficient and rapid.  We transplanted to the garden to 2 foot centers on June 1 and were eating cucumbers by July 1st.  These were way faster to mature than “marketmore.”  The mature vines lasted throughout the summer and proved to be an effective weed barrier–they suppress the weeds between the beds.

30 Seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown

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    Tim

    What is the difference in water content and nutrient level when comparing the Kiwano to the Watermelon?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      The water content is similar and the nutrient profile is completely different–watermelons are full of sugar. r

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