Kiwano African Horned Cucumber Seeds | Seedmart
Kiwano Vegetable Seeds
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Kiwano Vegetable Seeds


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  • Traditional African variety.
  • Resistant to root-knot nematodes and fungal diseases.
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KIWANO ‘African Horned Cucumber’ Seeds

Botanical Name: Cucumis metuliferus

Kiwano is a traditional food plant in Africa and a very hardy member of the cucumber family. The fruit has greenish-orange skin and lime green, jelly-like flesh. The flavor is described as fruity, tasting like a combination of passionfruit and lime. Traditionally it is used as a snack or in salad. It is resistant to root-knot nematodes and fungal diseases.

Plant Type: Warm season annual vine

Plant Height: 25 cm; or can be grown on a trellis

Sow When:

  • Temperate/Subtropical: Late September – December
  • Tropical: Spring to summer; April – August


  • 4 – 10 days
  • Depth: 12 mm deep

Position: Full sun; requires bee pollination

Sow Where: Into seedling pots, transplant when soil is warm

Soil Type: Fertile, well-drained, pH 5.5 – 7

Spacing: 90 cm apart

Details: Overripe fruit will self-sow and can become weedy

Harvest: 90 days; wait for color change to orange before harvesting; do not store in the fridge; stores best between 20° – 24°C

Additional information

Weight N/A

2 grams, 5 grams, 25 grams, 100 grams

Product Specifications

  • Botanical name: Cucumis metuliferus.
  • Variety: Kiwano ‘African Horned’ Cucumber.
  • Open pollinated, no chemical treatment, non-GMO.
  • Seeds per gram: Approx 70.
  • We do not ship to Tasmania or NZ due to quarantine restrictions.