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Acanthosicyos Naudinianus - 10 Seeds - Gemsbok Cucumber

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Acanthosicyos Naudinianus - Gemsbok Cucumber

10 Seeds

Acanthosicyos naudinianus, known as the Gemsbok cucumber, is a perennial African melon with annual creeping vines and edible fruits and seeds. Stems are trailing, up to 6 m in length, often branched and hairy.

The fruit is edible, but eating it before it is ripe will cause a burning sensation in one's mouth though is not poisonous.

Occurs in woodland, wooded grassland and grassland, on sandy soils though refers deep sandy soil and can withstand heavy frosts.