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June Plum (Spondias dulcis) 番橄欖

June Plum (Spondias dulcis) 番橄欖

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June Plum (Spondias dulcis) ripe fruit. 番橄欖的熟果.

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June Plum (Spondias dulcis) seed with fiber ‘cage’. 番橄欖果中有如海膽狀有著粗纖維圍住保護的種子.

2017-06-12 June Plum (Spondias dulcis) 番橄欖 (5) - Copy

June Plum (Spondias dulcis) a pit has 3 seedlings germinated! 一個番橄欖果核長出3株小小苗!

Tropical fruit tree.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in warm region.  Small near white flowers blooming all year around.  Fruit is green and ripe to yellow.   Delicious and flavourful with mango, pineapple, guava flavors.  Fruit can be eaten raw, make juice or jam.  Nice pleasant after taste in the mouth.   Although I do not like the pit with thicker fiber which make the seed looks like a sea urchin.  The peel is thick need to be remove before eating.   Young leaves are also can be cooked as vegetable.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Fast growing tree.  Mature size:9-12M (H)/ (W).  Propagate by seeds.  Plant is not good for strong wind.  Medicinal.

熱帶水果樹.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的溫暖環境.  近於白色的小花全年開花不斷. 容易結果,果實由綠成熟後轉黃.  好吃風味不錯,像是混合了芒果,鳳梨及番石榴的果香.  熟果食用後口齒留香有餘甘.    成熟果實可直接食用或打汁做成飲料或做成果醬.  它的羽狀葉嫩葉也能如葉菜般料理煮食.   但是它的種子不小,種子外有粗纖維,除掉果肉後的種子很像海膽.   果皮也厚要剝除才能吃.   它喜熱不耐寒.  生長快速.   成熟株高約9-12米高/寬.    繁殖以種子方式來進行.  植株不耐強風枝幹易折斷.  有藥用價值.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spondias_dulcis
https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%95%AA%E6%A9%84%E6%A6%84
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59318/                   http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/fruit%20pages/ambarella.htm

 

How to grow Luffa or Sponge Gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca) from seeds 絲瓜種子孵法

How to grow Luffa or Sponge Gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca) from seeds 絲瓜種子孵法

Skeleton of aged fruit of Luffa aegyptiaca 絲瓜絡 (Medium)

Skeleton of aged fruit of Luffa aegyptiaca 絲瓜絡

Luffa aegyptiaca seeds絲瓜 (Medium)

Luffa or Sponge Gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca) seed germination. 絲瓜種子孵出.

Luffa or Sponge Gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca) seed germination. 絲瓜種子孵出.

Luffa or Sponge Gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca) seed germination. 絲瓜種子孵出並長出本葉.

Luffa or Sponge Gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca) seed germination. 絲瓜種子孵出並長出本葉.

Fruit and flowers see Wikipedia:

Luffa aegyptiaca, aka Egyptian cucumber, aka Vietnamese luffa, aka sponge gourd.  It is an annual vine, very common veggie in Asia.  The tender fruit is for veggie and the aged fibrous skeleton of the fruit is the most environmental friendly scrubber for households.   In old days, the fluid of the vine (use sharp knife to cut a wound to get the fresh liquid) has been used for facial lotion/mask for cooling, hydration and reducing wrinkles.  It is also medicinal plant.   

It is very easy to grow from seeds.  It prefers full sun to partial shade location with structure support to cling on.   Male and female yellow flowers in the same plant.  Easy to fruit.   

1.Get the seeds from ripen fruit, the seeds are black and flat.  (See the seed image.) Plant the seeds in moist warm location.   About 1-3 days, seeds will sprout.   Use protection for seedlings if your planting area has animal problem.

1.從熟瓜中取出種子或曬乾的絲瓜絡敲出種子.  成熟的種子是黑色扁平有點厚度的. (見圖) 將種子置於溼潤的土表放在溫暖的地方在1-3天就會出芽.  若鄰近有野生動物會破壞/吃掉種子或挖土的話要保護種子或小苗.

2.Transplant the seedlings when they have 4-6 leaves and plant them in the ground or in large planters.  Keep them in moist but well drained soil in full sun to partial shade location.   It prefers growing in warm temperature.

2.小苗長出4-6片本葉後可以移植,以地植為佳,深盆次之.  全日照並維持一定土壤溼度,另外須建攀爬用支架以利快速生長.  它喜熱喜強光並需適時施肥和灌溉.