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Round jelly melon grows spiky fruit that starts out pale green and matures to a bright orange, making it a unique addition to any garden. The immature fruit tastes and can be used like a cucumber, making for some interesting pickles. When mature, the fruit has a green gel with a banana and citrus flavour, making it a sweet and tangy treat. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind fruit. Packet contains ~15-20 seeds. 


  • ~75-100 days to maturity

Jelly Melon - Round Jelly Melon Seeds

  • Jelly melon seeds can be started indoors no more than 3-4 weeks earlier than your last frost date. Plants do not like to become root bound and will suffer from transplanting stress if plants are too large.

    Bury seeds 1 inch (2.5 cm) deep and cover with soil. Keep moist until germination in ~10-14 days. 

    Space plants 3-4 feet (90-120 cm) apart if left to sprawl on the ground, or 1 foot (30 cm) apart with trelising. 

  • Cucumis metuliferus

    Also known as horned melon, African horned melon, kiwano melon

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