Cucumber, Jelly Melon

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Organic
Fresh eating & decorative
Thorny oval fruits
Green-gold gel-filled fruits
Flavor like citrus or pomegranate
120 days

Also known as Kiwano or African Horned Cucumber, although botanically, this thorny oval fruit, filled with lots of seeds and greenish-gold gel, is not a true cucumber. Its fruits have a flavor reminiscent of pomegranate and citrus and are high in vitamin C. Jelly Melon originated in semi-arid Africa near the Kalahari Desert and is often used as a garnish or decorative fruit. 120 days.

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after the last frost when soil is warm. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 2-4 weeks before the last frost for an earlier harvest. Provide support for vines to save space.

Images and description courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange/ seedsavers.org