Cucumis metuliferus

Horned Melon

  1. Popular name(s): Kiwano, Horned Melon, Spiked Melon, Jelly Melon, Horny Cucumber
  2. Botanical name: Cucumis metuliferus
  3. Family: Cucurbitaceae
  4. Origin: The wild type is native to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula (Yemen).
  5. Edible: The kiwano can be eaten raw and tastes like a mixture of cucumber and a mild lemon.

Spiked Melon

Jelly Melon

Kiwano seeds

Kiwano flesh

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