Or horned melon, spiked melon, or kiwano, also African horned cucumber or melon, jelly melon, hedged gourd, melano 😊 oh my….have you ever seen or taste a fruit like this?
Of course that when I saw it at the supermarket I need to buy and taste it 😊
It is from the cucumber and melon family and it should taste a combination between banana and passionfruit, or banana, cucumber and lime. It is native to Sub-Saharan Africa but now it seems that is grown in the United States, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Chile, Australia, and New Zealand. Honestly in Italy I have never seen it.
Well for me it tasted of nothing, honestly. I couldn’t compare it with anything. I did not feel the banana or passionfruit maybe a little bit of cucumber taste. The flesh is refreshing and watery though.
But is a very interesting and fierce looking fruit with this horn like spines 😊
Also it is a traditional food plant in Africa, being one of the few sources of water during the dry season in the Kalahari Desert. They use it primarily as a snack or salad, and rarely for decoration. It can be eaten at any stage of ripening, but when overripened, will burst forcefully to release seeds.
I’m always looking for new flavours 😊😋
Happy 1st June everyone! 🌸🌸
Wow! I was intrigued when I first saw it. however I was not able to taste it. Great sharing!
Thank you 😊 Yes, interesting fruit 😊🤪
I also want to try it….😀
Interesting fruit 😊
Passion fruit something similar. 😊 Never saw them in Australia.
Passion fruit is very flavorful compared with this 😊😉
I will try it if I will see it in shops, thank you 😊
I’ve never seen one but interesting to hear about it. I feel with all those spikes it ought to have a strong flavour!
I thought too that will be flavorful but is more watery 😉
That fruit looks really interesting! Have a nice month!🌷😁😁
Yes 😊 thank you Betty! Wish you a lovely month too 🌸🌸
Happy 1st of June Ribana. Wow, that fruit sounds weird! I wouldn’t know whether to eat it or fight it lol
🤪🤪🤪 true Lorraine…interesting fruit 😉 Wish you a lovely June 🌸🌸🌸🤗🤗😘
Oh wow! This is something new 😋too bad it’s not as tasty as it looks! I love both passion fruit and melon, not a cucumber fan unless it’s pickled 😊
But it’s worth trying if I ever find it in our market 😊
Have a lovely weekend 💕😊
Yes, a little disappointed for the flavor but good if you’re thirsty 😉 I love passion fruit too, melon not too much but watermelon 🍉 yes…of course pickled cucumber 🥒 😉😋 I have only see it and bought it once here in the supermarket too…Hope you have a wonderful weekend 🤗🤗🌸🌸
Melon is one of my favorite fruits 😊 much more than watermelon 🍉
Pickles are always home made and always available since we were kids 😊
My weekend is good, hope your is great as well 🤗🤗❤️❤️
Same here, I remember when I was little my grandma used to do a lot of pickles…oh I loved it…much more than all the marmalades or fruit compotes 😉🤪😋 Nowadays I buy my pickles 😊
Guess always loved both marmalades and pickles 😁 Nowadays my mother still make them so I never buy them gladly 😊 hope your Sunday is great 💕
Lucky you 😊💕
😊😊💕💕 when I go to Italy my bag will be full of pickles and makdousssss 😁😁😁
Yayyyyyyy 😁😁😁💕💕 Cannot wait….but you’ll need to let me know in time so that I can plan my trip too 🙂
ohhh don’t worry! I might be 50 years old when I get there 😁😁😁
Nah….you’ll make it sooner 😊😊
It is sold in Finland too, but I have never tried it… yet.
Can try, maybe will be more flavorful 😋😊
Wow, that looks so interesting! I actually have never had it, but I would love to try it. 🙂
Me either until now 🤪 good when you’re thirsty 😉
Never heard of this. Beautiful
Thank you 😊 It is an interesting fruit!
Very unique fruit with unique skin & unique flesh. 🙂
Indeed 😊 I think I bought it just for curiosity 😊
Interesting post …
Interesting fruit 🙂 Thank you 🙂