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African horned melon by John Spottiswood.

This melon has a gorgeous orange rind with spikes--poke a stick in it and you'd have a medieval mace for a Halloween costume. The yellow-green flesh has the consistency of jello, and tastes a bit like cucumbers.

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Also known as

  • Kiwano
  • Kiwano melon
  • Horned melon
  • African horned cucumber
  • English tomato
  • Hedged gourd
  • Jelly melon
  • Melano

Substitutes

cucumber (the flesh lacks the brilliant chartreuse color of the kiwano's flesh.) OR other melon

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