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Approximately 70.00 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.
B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Cucumis metuliferus is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F (-1° to +4.5°C)
|Type of plant - annual
Flower or inflorescence:
-10cm. GREEN-YELLOW to RED, horned...keeps well, ~ 6 mo.
3 lobed, 4-10cm. wide (sow March, germ. 1-2 weeks)
|Cucumis metuliferus seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Common names for Cucumis metuliferus:
|African Horned Cucumber, African Horned Melon, Concombre africain, Hommelone, Horned Cucumber, Horny Cucumber, Jelly Melon, Kiwano, Melon cornu, Metulon,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|30||: Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List|
|37||: South African Native and Introduced Plants|
|39||: Climbing Plant Seeds|
|53||: Bedding Plant Seed List|
|57||: Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List|
|191||: Tropical Shrubs and Trees|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Cucumis metuliferus seeds will usually germinate in 15-29 days.
Sow Cucumis metuliferus seeds on the surface of moist compost, use a translucent cover to allow light in and to keep the compost humid and warm (do not place in direct sunlight)