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)
Each packet contains approximately 25 seeds.
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.