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Chinese Cucumber, Gac Fruit, Chinese Bitter Cucumber, Spiny Bitter Cucumber

Momordica cochinchinensis

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Momordica (mo-MOR-di-ka) (Info)
Species: cochinchinensis (ko-chin-chin-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Herbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

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Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 27, 2015, katiebear from mulege,
Mexico wrote:

Tried to grow this plant from seed several years ago without success. Recently ordered seeds from unclechan'sgarden on eBay and they were already sprouting when they arrived. I now have two dozen healthy little plants and more coming. I am not related to unclechan and recommen his seeds because they grew when others didn't.katie

Positive

On Nov 21, 2008, mocjack from Richmond, TX wrote:

So far not so good... I planted 3 seeds in early August growing inside under lights... Never sprouted. I have just planted 3 more in some wondersoil reground and will watch closely.

Until I see one sprout I am leaving this as a neutral entry.

Updated: Look at the picture to see the results growing under lights...

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