Kiwano, an annual plant which is also known as Horned Melon, is a vine in the melon family, with long reclining shoots. It grows large oval-shaped fruit that grow 10 to 15 centimetres in length and 200 to 300 grams in weight. The fruit have very juicy flesh with a very refreshing flavour. Kiwano is often used as an ingredient in salads or low-calorie desserts. Not only are the fruit edible, they are also used as a beautiful decoration.
Growing: sow 2 to 3 seeds in pots (7 to 8 centimetres in diameter) in the second half of April. The seeds germinate in around two weeks at 20-24°C. Plant out the seedlings that have developed 4 to 5 leaves into the soil in 1x1m spacings in the second half of May. Grow the plants in covered sunny positions in moist fertile soils.
Each packet contains 0.2g of seeds.
Each packet includes a growing guide and a sow-by date.
Approximately 13 seeds (+/- 20%)