Kiwano (horned melon)

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Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Postby Elmigo » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:08 am

The first few flowers fall off for me as well sometimes, so there is no need to worry about that. I had fruits on the smallest, potted little kiwano plant on my tiny balcony last year. I wouldn't turn this into a competition for the biggest fruits or the fastest fruiting. Kiwanos are just amazing fruit and they taste delicious. It's a great achievement if you managed to grow them in a cooler climate like ours, with lots of rainfall and little sun most of the time.
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Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Postby giaur500 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:26 pm

Well, so far I am disappointed. I don't believe I will able to get the same result as I got last year, at least. Unless September will be hot and sunny, which is not going to happen. Start almost 3 weeks later than year ago, that makes huge difference.
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Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Postby giaur500 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:57 am

That's how it looks now:

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Fruits are still green, but some of them are really large:

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Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Postby Primrose » Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:05 am

Goodness, that,looks like a bigger area than the whole of my veg plot! Should generate a few fruit though if you're lucky enough to have a warm September with no cold nights.
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Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Postby giaur500 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:14 am

Year ago first frost at September 22. This year it may be better, or not. Next 10 days, average 18/8 degree day/night expected. Hot summer is over definitely. I'm not expecting yellow fruits to harvest, but some greens should be generated.

BTW how is yours? Have you got some fruits?
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Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Postby Primrose » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:32 pm

I had a couple of brave flowers on mine but they died without being pollinated and no more appeared so that sadly was the end of my project as my other two plants died on me.
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Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Postby giaur500 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:33 pm

That's bad luck. Maybe you will be succeded next time
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