An Overview of Kiwano Fruit
Cucumis metuliferus, also known as the African horned cucumber, horned melon, spiked melon, jelly melon, kiwano, or cuke-a-Saurus, is an annual vine in the cucumber and melon family, Cucurbitaceae. Horned melon is named for its fruit, which has spines resembling horns. There are a lot of health benefits of Kiwano. This food is rich in essential nutrients. Several powerful antioxidants are found in it. Additionally, it promotes the production of healthy red blood cells and enhances blood circulation.
- Keeps Your Bones Strong
- Can Slow Down Aging Process
- Boosts The Metabolism
- Relieves Your Stress
- Keeps Your Heart Healthy
- Packed With Important Antioxidants
- Helps In Your Weight Loss
- Helps In Your Vision Health
- Also boosts Cognitive Functioning
- Aids The Digestion
How to sow and care for Kiwano Fruit
Growing Kiwano Fruit from seeds is easy with good caring. Sow the fruit seeds directly in the garden once all frost danger has passed and the temperature consistently rises above 12 degrees Celsius. Temperatures between 20 and 35 Celsius are optimal for germination. The seeds should be planted 2 to 5 cm deep, and 2-3 seeds high.
Leave at least one meter between each group. Once the seedlings have two true leaves, you can plant the seedlings outdoors along with starting the seeds indoors. After planting, the soil should be slightly moist but not soggy. Germination usually occurs within a few weeks.
Providing trellises will enable the vine to climb. The soil should be allowed to dry between waterings, and deep waterings should be given weekly. Native to hot, dry climates, Kiwano horned fruit is a tropical fruit. Melon can be grown in USDA plant hardiness zones of 10 and higher.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Product: Hybrid Kiwano Fruit Seeds
- Feature: Health Benefits
- Common Name: Jelly Melon
- Hardiness Zones: 10 to 11
- Harvest: 4 Months
- More: Reproductive
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes, Angiosperms, Eudicots, Rosids
- Order: Cucurbitales
- Family: Cucurbitaceae
- Genus: Cucumis
- Species: C. metuliferus
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