Also known as kiwano or jelly melon, this spiny vitamin-rich cucumber has flavour hints of passionfruit, banana and lime. Add the seedy pulp of this traditional African cucumber to savoury or sweet salads.
- Fascinating fruit
- Refreshing taste
- Vigorous climber
- Tropical & Sub-Tropical All Year Round
- Temperate Spring & Summer
- Cool Spring to Early Summer
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How to Grow
Choose a sunny, well-drained position and mix Yates Dynamic Lifter into the soil. Sow seed direct where the plants are to grow, next to a trellis or support (up to 2 m). Sow 2-3 seeds at each position and later thin to the strongest plant. Keep the soil moist.
Feed plants every fortnight with Yates Thrive Flower & Fruit Soluble Fertiliser. Protect from snails and slugs with Yates Snail & Slug Bait.
Pick cucumbers regularly (wearing gloves) to promote a longer harvest. Best flavour is when the fruit is orange-yellow.Yates seed is tested and proven. We will gladly replace any packet that does not perform to your satisfaction.