Cucumis metuliferus, African horned melon/cucumber, jelly melon, hedged gourd, melano, spiked melon or kiwano. Whatever you can this strange cucumber melon from outerspace - no, it actually originates from Africa - try something different and truly exotic.
The kiwano can be eaten at any stage. But when its fully ripen, the fruit has orange skin and a lime green, jelly-like flesh which tastes like a banana-lime with crunchy passionfruit seeds.
These thorny melons were grown right here in Sydney, NSW. Price per fruit.