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Gac Fruit (10 seeds) (GR148) $7.00
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(Momordica cochinchinensis) Vietnamese know Gac as the “fruit from heaven”. This beautiful ornamental fruit contains up to 70 times as much lycopene as tomatoes and is high in provitamin A beta-carotene. It has a mild pleasant flavor sometimes described as being between an avocado and cucumber and is added to dishes like spaghetti or juices to boost nutrition. The flesh covering the seeds is used to make a stunning red rice dish typically served at ceremonial or festive occasions for good luck. The edible, huge, dark seeds have a mild, nutty flavor. This vining member of the melon family takes a very long season to produce fruit, sometimes over a year, so it must be grown in sub-tropical areas or a heated greenhouse in the North.
 
Gac Fruit
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Aaron
Location:
vancouver, WA, United States
Date:
December 6, 2017
          5.0
 
Hard to get fruit in my area
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? RARE UNIQUE TROPICAL

What are the cons? hard to grow in Vancouver WA.

Review:

It should be noted that you need a male and female plant in order to get fruit. Gac fruit is unique in that it will change sex in order to breed and they may change sex from one season to the next. I would grow at least 6 plants to ensure a male and female are present. Also the pollinators of the gac fruit may not be present in your area so you should hand pollinate by pulling off a male flower and rubbing it on the female flowers to ensure pollination. I hope I dont deter anyone from growing this gorgeous vine. I planted 2 outdoors in Spring and they grew 5 feet in a season here but its just too short of a Summer to get any flowers or fruit in Vancouver, WA without a heated greenhouse. I am growing them under lights now and we will see what happens. GIVE EM A TRY ITS ONLY FEW BUCKS AND THESE ARE SUPER COOL VINES

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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