Gac (Momordica cochinchinensis)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Other: Dioecious meaning male and female flowers grow on separate plants. Need at least one male flower to set fruit.
Flower Color: White
Underground structures: Tuber
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Leaves
Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Depth to plant seed: Plant seeds halfway in good draining soil
Start indoors
Other info: Soaking seeds overnight before planting can help speed up germination. Needs a long growing season, at least 8 months to produce fruit so start seeds indoors accordingly.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

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ZONE 8A-9B Fall/Winter VEGGIE Gardens 2015 by Gymgirl Jan 25, 2016 5:51 PM 25

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