Cucumber (Kiwano)

Cucumis metuliferus

Horned Melon

Botanical name: Cucumis metuliferus
Popular name(s): Kiwano, Horned Melon, Spiked Melon, Jelly Melon, Horny Cucumber
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: The wild type is native to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula (Yemen).
Size & weight: 10 to 15 cm, 150 to 300 g
Edible: The Kiwano can be eaten raw and tastes like a mixture of cucumber and a mild lemon.
Season: Winter to summer

Spiked Melon

Jelly Melon

Kiwano seeds

Kiwano flesh

Categories: Fruit & Vegetables |