Kiwano, Yellow Round (Cucumis metuliferus)

Kiwano, Yellow Round (Cucumis metuliferus)

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Pot Size

This is the extremely unique yellow version of our favorite melon, the Orange Kiwano!  When ripe, the round yellow fruit is about 3” in diameter. The cucumberesque flesh is juicy, sweet and delicious with a flavor that is often compared to banana and lemon. Mature vines reach 5 to 10 feet and may be trellis-grown. This little yellow fella is supremely unique, totally cute and just plain fun!

Plant Type:
Annual Fruiting Vine

Harvest Season:
Summer

Kiwano fruits 4 months from seed.

Mature Size:
Up to 10 ft.

Soil & Moisture:
Rich, well-draining soil with slight acidity

Light Requirements:
Full Sun

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Both Orange and Yellow Kiwano are fast growers

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 10-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:

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Small: 2" Peat Pots
Medium: 4" Coconut Coir Pot
Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
Citrus: 4x14" Pot

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How to Grow Kiwano

Plant Type: Annual Fruiting Vine

Harvest Season: Summer - Fall

Mature Size: Similar to cucumber, this large bushy vine can spread up to 5-10 ft.

Soil & Moisture:  Dry, sandy, well-draining

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Zone Hardiness: 4+

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