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The kiwano is an oval shaped fruit which has an orange skin with lots of tiny horns. That's why kiwano is sometimes called a horned melon. The kiwano is slightly sweet and has a refreshing taste. The skin is inedible. The jelly-like flesh is light green and contains lots of small seeds.
The ideal teperature of Kiwano

Storage advice

Kiwanos are kept cool during transport and storage. The ideal temperature during transport is 10 degrees Celsius. At home kiwanos need to be kept out of the fridge.
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Origin Nature's Pride Kiwano

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Growing and harvesting

The kiwano is a plant of the cucumber family. The plant is known for its oval shape and horny skin. It is a herbaceous plant with long, thin, grooved and hairy stems. The kiwano plant's seed is grown in pots. After about 45 days, the seed has grown into a plant and is transplanted in an open field. After the kiwano plant has been planted, it takes on average 4-5 months before harvesting can begin. Kiwanos are harvested by hand. The fruit is then placed in baskets and conveyed to the storehouse. When the fruit enters the storehouse, it is washed and dried at room temperature. The kiwanos are then selected, packed and transported to the Netherlands.

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