Kiwano is a traditional food plant in Africa. The fruit’s taste has been compared to a combination of banana and passionfruit.

Basilia Gondo

Basilia Gondo. Photo: Sara Heitlinger


Seed Guardian

I’m Basilia Gondo, from Zimbabwe. A mother of five girls and six grandchildren. I am 72 years old. Married. We grow our own food because it’s got the taste we want, the taste which we...

How to grow

“Seeding optimum germination temperatures are between 20° and 35 °C. Germination is delayed at 12 °C, and inhibited at temperatures lower than 12 °C or above 35 °C. Thus, it is recommended to sow in trays and transplant into the field at the two true leaf stage. The best time for transplanting into an open field is in the spring when soil and air temperatures rise to around 15 °C.” (wikipedia)