Cucumber - African Horned

Cucumber - African Horned
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Product Information

(Cucumis metuliferous) - Organic - AusQual Certified - Grown at Greenpatch Organic Seeds


African Horned cucumber produces fruit to 15cm long that have 1cm spines on the skin, orange at maturity. Sweet green jelly-like flesh inside. Four times the Vitamin C of oranges. Summer salad vegetable likes rich well watered soil. Grow as a ground spreader or on a trellis.

How to Grow

African Horned Cucumber is a vigerous vine that can be grown on trellises or on the ground. It will handle poor soils relatively well. Sow seeds direct into garden or in pots then transplant when 5cm high. Mulch around plant to reduce water usage and reduce weed pressure. After 80 days plants will begin to set fruit which can be eaten when green or let mature to an orange colour. Note: The fruit has some large spikes - It is recommended to use gloves when handling.

Tip:Ensure you don't fertilize too heavily with nitrogen or over water as this will promote excess leaf growth. This also tends to promote male flowers but no female flowers which are needed for fruit production.

Sow Spring-Summer

Packet contains approx 45 seeds.

90 days to harvest


Fruit is eaten fresh as a snack or in salads. It is a unusual flavour and something not everyone will like. 

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