Cucumis myriocarpus - Paddy Melon - Indigenous South African Vine - 10 Seeds

Seeds for Africa




The paddy melon (Cucumis myriocarpus) is a prostrate or climbing annual herb native to southern Africa. It has round spiky yellow-green or green-striped fruit; the fruit and foliage are toxic due to the presence of cucurbitacin. The plant has been known to kill livestock. It has been used by humans as an emetic.

USDA Zone - 10

Season to Sow - Spring


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