Botanical Name: Momordica cochinchinensis
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 are dioecious and both male and female plants will be required for fruit set. Unusually gac vines can change sex and may change from one season to the next. Hand pollinating allows for a better crop. Suited to subtropical climates.
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