Kiwano (horned melon)

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Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Postby Elmigo » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:05 pm

You can hold the store bought fruit in your hand like an apple, about the same size but more of an egg shape rather than a ball. Those are indeed hairs, but they are only soft on the young shoots. The older stems' hairs are a little harder and you can feel very tiny stings if you grab them. It's not like a thorn though...
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Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Postby Elmigo » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:30 pm

Really, this is beautiful! There is a kiwano on my plant and it increases in size. I never expected this to happen in our maritime climate. This plant grows in the Kalahari desert...

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Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Postby Westi » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:01 pm

What an amazing looking fruit!
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Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Postby Elmigo » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:08 pm

With so many unpredictable things that can go wrong in gardens everywhere, it's always exciting to see some improvements like the Kiwano. Recently the flower with fruit showed up and now it's also actually growing!

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