Kiwano growing herbaceous vine of the genus Cucumis also known as Cucumis metuliferus, Kiwano annual and can grow in desert mediterranean, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate
Leaves color green leaves become hairy mature, the shape of the leaves is heart.
Flower color yellow with five lobs, female contain semi fruits that looks like a little fruit and male flower are smaller without
Fruit color yellow, the seeds cover with juicy jelly like (remind passion-fruit) the peal is yellow-orange with spines, the taste similar to
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Requirements for growing Kiwano:
Recommend to watering on the ground and not watering on the leaves or the fruits, need trellising depend on the species
What is the best way to start growing Kiwano:
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction in Kiwano?
Difficulties/Problems with growing Kiwano:
When is the best time to plant a Kiwano plant:
End of the winter in cold climate spring
Pests and diseases in Kiwano:
Powdery mildew, aphids, Cucumber Beetles
When is the best time to prune a Kiwano plant?
How to prune a Kiwano:
Infected leaves needed to take out, also try to clean them
What is the size of a Kiwano plant?
Growth speed in Kiwano:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Kiwano Irrigation Water Management:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Kiwano:
Full Sun / Half Shade
It is possible to grow Kiwano indoor?
Growing Kiwano is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does Kiwano bloom?
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower:
Yellow with five lobs, female contain semi fruits that looks like a little fruit and male flower are smaller without
Pollination is done by:
When does Kiwano yield:
Summer / Autumn
Pests or diseases in Kiwano fruit:
What can be done with big quantities of Kiwano fruit?
Eat raw, salad
Work requirements on the Kiwano fruit:
Sometimes to space it from the ground
How long does it take for a Kiwano to bear fruit?