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Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis) 紅瓜

Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis) 紅瓜

2016-06-05Ivy Gourd Seedlings (4) (Medium)

Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis) seeds germinated quite fast and easy! 紅瓜種子孵種時間很短,容易孵出.

2016-06-01Ivy Gourd (1) - Copy (Medium)

Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis) seeds. 紅瓜的種子.

Tropical tender perennial fruit/vegetable vine.  Native in warm climate.  Very easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in well drained moist soil.  White flowers in spring to summer, followed by  green and ripe to be red fruit which shape like cucumber.  Ripe fruit is sweet can be eaten straight or candied.  Young tender shoots and leaves can be cooked as vegetables.  Fast growing so can be invasive in warm climate.   USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:8′-10′(H) X 8′-10′(W). Propagate by seeds.  In order to fruit, you will need male or female plants.  Medicinal.

葫蘆科紅瓜屬的多年生瓜藤.  是水果也是蔬菜.  原生於溫暖的熱帶/亞熱帶地區.  非常容易栽種.  最好栽種於全日照到半日照處,喜排水佳的濕潤土壤.  春夏間開白色花,後結如大黃瓜般的綠色瓜,熟時轉紅.  紅色的熟瓜味甜可生食或糖漬. 嫩芽葉可如蔬菜炒食.  生長快速所以可能在溫暖的地區會變成強勢入侵的植物. 喜熱不耐寒. 成熟株高8-10呎,寬幅亦同.   主以種子來繁殖,也可扦插或壓條.  它是雌雄異株,需雌雄授粉才能結果.  可藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccinia_grandis                          http://eyoung123.pixnet.net/blog/post/28958017-%e7%b4%85%e7%93%9c          http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/32030/