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Coccinia grandis, Ivy Gourd, Scarlet Gourd, Tindora

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 Coccinia grandis
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Ivy Gourd, Scarlet Gourd, Tindora
Origin: Africa, Asia and Australia
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Ivy Gourd can be distinguished by its five-point, palm-shaped leaves. White, star-shaped flowers distinguish this weed from other vines. These white flowers give way to small, green, pickle-sized fruits which eventually turn scarlet in color. The fruit is edible and resembles sweet-and-sour cucumber with fresh flavor. Best eaten when fruit are not quite ripe (green).


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 Coccinia grandis, Ivy Gourd, Scarlet Gourd, Tindora

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Keeli Playne
Hobe Sound, FL. USA
USDA Zone:10
8 Jan 2017
Wonderfully easy plant...it even grew in a bucket of perlite that was forgotten about. Delicious shoot tips taste like fresh cucumbers. Green fruit can be eaten fresh and raw, pickled, or stir fry. Many good recipes in Indian cuisine. Care free and pest free. Do not eat fruit red.
Michael turner
Oakland park fl. Usa
USDA Zone:10
4 Mar 2016
The leaves are edible as well and are very tasty and have a nice texture.
Michael turner
Oakland park, fl.
USDA Zone:10
4 Mar 2016
I was told this plant it's good for diabetics cause it lowers blood sugar but may not be good to eat while on diabetic meds??? The more important question i have is this plant bad for hypoglycemics??? Which already have the opposite problem of diabetes which is that their blood sugar is already way low so they can gey dizzy spells etc.???


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Ivy Gourd, Scarlet Gourd, Tindora. Ivy Gourd can be distinguished by its five-point, palm-shaped leaves. White, star-shaped flowers distinguish this weed from other vines. These white flowers give way to small, green, pickle-sized fruits which eventually turn scarlet in color. The fruit is edible and resembles sweet-and-sour cucumber with fresh flavor. Best eaten when fruit are not quite ripe (green).

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RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:
Seed Germination Mix #3, professional grade
SUNSHINE-S - Seeds and cuttings booster
Myco Mix - pro-mix with Mycorrhiza
Baby-Plant Food - Seedlings and Cuttings Booster
Per pack: 6 seeds

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