Native to Africa, this unusual melon has spiny “horns” and green-yellow skin that turns a bright orange when ready to harvest. The pulp resembles lime-green Jell-O and has a banana-lime-tropical fruit taste. A tasty juicer. (65 days)
Melons need fertile soil and abundant heat to reach perfection. Sow in place about two weeks after last frost of spring. Plant seeds about 1 inch deep, 12 inches apart, in rows 5 feet apart. May be planted in hills, 4 to 5 seeds per hill, with hills about 5 feet apart.
In short-season climates, grow transplants indoors, starting about 1 week before last frost date and set out about 2 to 3 weeks after sowing; never let transplants become root-bound in their container.