Horned Melon (African Cucumber) Seeds
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The small, deeply cut, five-lobed leaves are similar to all of the watermelon. The fruits have an oblong shape, are 5 to 10cm long, light-green until maturity, and have individual, long, sharp spines on their exterior.
Cucumis metuliferus is a member of the Cucurbitaceae (gourd) family.
Growing Instructions: The plant is always sensitive to cold and it may be only grown during the warm seasons. Hot, dry conditions are best to prevent powdery mildew.The plants are grown likewise to cucumbers. Caution is in order because the plants have a “weedy” in nature they are vigorous climbers and robust plants that can also quickly take over the land. The fruit forms in clusters with the fruit closest to the plant center maturing first. They have cut from the vine, gloves should be worn. The fruit turns bright orange when it is ripe.
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