Momordica cochinchinensis

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A perennial melon noted for its orange-red flesh. The aril around the seeds is cooked with sticky rice to make a striking red dessert. Green fruits can be cooked as a vegetable.It can be made into both sweet and savoury dishes. Vines can be at the same time both male and female. Which is required for the plants to set fruit. Unusually gac vines can change between being male and female and may change from one season to the next. Hand pollinating allows for a better crop. Suited to subtropical climates.


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