Cucumis metuliferus Jelly Melon NEW
Native to Africa, Kiwano Jelly Melon is an unusual heirloom with horn-like spines and greenish-yellow skin that turns bright orange when mature. The pulpy flesh resembles lime Jell-O and has a tart, tropical flavor and texture similar to a cucumber. Fruits are ready to pick when stems turn from green to brown and begin to dry. Pkt. 10
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Plant melon seeds to a depth of 1/2 to 1 inch. Leave 18 to 24 inches between groups of two or three seeds. Allow about six feet of space between rows. Sow your seeds in the spring season when temperatures are above 57 degrees Fahrenheit.