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Exerpt from the net:
"Gac fruit is the Vietnamese super food that delivers powerful antioxidant health benefits and is quickly growing in one of the favorites in Western diets for people that want to eat foods that fuel their bodies with the most abundant nutrients. The fruit only ripens for a few months out of the year September to January is so highly revered it is the cause for many festivals and celebrations. It is considered an Asian treasure with 10 times more lycopene (an important antioxidant) than any other fruit."
Is anyone growing it, seen it, know anything about it that they might want to share?
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Ellen says...
I've heard from my friends in the States, they're able to grow it there as well. Although it takes ages to germinate the seeds.
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Lan Nguyen says...
My sister have 2 trees in South Australia, they are very easy to grow from seed, but the problem she's having is the trees have a lot of flower but never have any fruit. Does any one know why?
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trikus says...
It is a vine and might be a bit tender .
wiki ; Etymology

It is commonly known as gac, from the Vietnamese gấc (pronounced [ʒə́k]) or quả gấc (quả meaning "fruit"). It is known as mbiēguǒ (木鳖果) in Chinese, and variously as Baby Jackfruit, Spiny Bitter Gourd, Sweet Gourd, or Cochinchin Gourd in English.
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John Mc says...
A little bit more on Gac, actually just about everything you want to know:

http://www.gac-seeds.com/

Anyone growing it?
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Ellen says...
Lan

tell your sister she have to hand pollinate those flowers for them to set fruit. There are male and female flowers
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Lan Nguyen says...
Thanks Ellen, My sister has done that but the two vines she has are the same type of flower so it doesn't work. Do you know what the male and female flower look like?
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Jim says...
Gac seedlings planted 6 weeks ago, with about a 70% germination rate.
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John Mc says...
Where did you source the seeds from Jim?
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Lolo says...
I have 4-5 vines in total, and just noticed yesterday that they already set a fruit and several flowers.
When they were seeds (mail-ordered from gac-seed 10 or 20 for $10), some germinated very quick, some even did a 6-10 months time til they germinated. After that, i planted them side by side, hoping there'll b at least a male and a female. All vines are very thin, only 1 manage to grow very thick. Maybe the soil ?
I hope this one fruit manage to ripe so i could taste it here rather than have to go to Vietnam.

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snottiegobble says...
Would like to try Gac, sounds like risking the brown paper parcel from somewhere in Asia would be the go. Anyone else interested in WA?
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John Mc says...
Would love to try it also. Very difficult to get in Aus.
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Vitalxan says...
Gac fruit is the next generation of superfruits.
We have managed to get the fruit processed into a powder form which can be added to a smoothie.
We are exploring the fruit to be added to our pure mangosteen powder and also a Papaya powder for overall health and possible weight loss program.
We will soon be able to offer Gac powder and it will appear on our web site www.vitalxan.com.au in April.
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John Mc says...
Hi Vitalxan, with respect, not interested in powders, this is a fruitist forum. Can you point me in the direction of a seed supplier? I'd love to have a go at growing it.
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Annika says...
Dear all,
I am looking for some Gac seeds as I want to try to grow it in my garden. Not sure if the weather here is good for it or not? Would be great if you know where I can get some.
btw, we only use it for sticky rice for special event in Vietnam, besides that we use gac for medicine. I am not sure if you can eat it in a normal way like fruit.
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Putri Candramapury says...
Annika,

try to visit WWW.iseedyou.com.i buy that seed there with low price and any other interesting seed perhaps you'll get what u need.

can somebody tell me how long gac seed grow until it get that flowes?

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VitalXan says...
I am well informed on the Gac superfruit.
Any seeds imported will not pass through Quarrantine.
Also the tree may well not bear fruit since it needs a tropical climate to germinate correctly.
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Annika says...
Putri,
Thanks for your info. I will try the website that you suggested :)
I heard it takes between 1-2 years until it has fruits.
It blossom in May & June ( you might have to pollinate the flowers) and fruits starting in July-August.
After you harvest the fruits you need to cut the vines and leave about 20cm-30cm. When the season comes new vines will come out. Good luck with your new fruits
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trikus says...
Strickley tropical or would sub-tropics do ?
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John Mc says...
I'm still looking for GAC seeds, has anyone been able to source any? Willing to pay cash or swap for something special.
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Putri Candramapury says...
ur welcome annika :) and thx for your info too
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John Mc says...
My head is still spinning, research has been going on right under my nose at the local uni with Gac. I was lucky enough to be invited over to the University to meet the head researchers involved in the GAC project today. They have been growing and researching GAC for the last two years and have a nice collection of advanced vines. In controlled conditions they fruited in the first year. I was lucky to be included in their research after they saw how keen I was to grow it. Soooo, after my meeting today, I am now the proud owner of one large male Gac plant and a not so large female plant. The vines propagate very easily, I saw instances where the plants had struck roots in between nodes, with no nodes under soil level, only stem material.
They have no restrictions on me giving away plant material, so I'll be giving away as much GAC plant material where possible, keeping in mind that I have to also grow these plants on and keep a detailed log of growing events for the Uni. ATM there is plenty of male cutting material, which I started the propagating process as soon as I got home. Female plants might take a little longer, It's the growth rate and production of the female plant in my growing area that they are interested in. I'm assuming we will have enough seed in the near future to distrubute to all who might be interested.
Job done.
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BJ says...
Well done John Mc. Stories like that dont come around too often.

Does anyone know if the GAC has a taste? the only reference to taste in here is that one of the common names has 'bitter' in it? So is this a fruit for eating, or a vine borne antioxidant tablet you hold your nose and woof down?
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JUJUBE FOR SALE says...
Good job John Mc.

BJ: It is not bitter like bitter melon. The edible part is the red arils. It has mild taste almost neutral. Apart from using as food colouring, you could process the arils and add to cooking, savoury or sweet dish or even fruit punch if you want. Full of vitamins.
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Sexy gardener says...
Interesting plant. Does anyone know what ittaste like and how you would eat it?
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John Mc says...
JUJUBE FOR SALE is writing a recipe book on Vietnamese cuisine written with western style tweeks including several fantastic GAC fruit recipes. I don't know if it is for sale as yet but well worth buying if and when she releases it for sale. There's lots of uses for this fruit, although you only use the seed and aril surrounding the seed. I think the main benefit of growing this fruit is the high phytochemical content like Carotene and Lycopene, an excellent food for your eyes. Apparently there is not much taste or flavour in the fruit itself.
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Sexy gardener says...
Might give this a go too, sounds and looks very interesting , anything that produces fruit for me is a go go! I'll keep an eye out for JUJUBE FOR SALE book as well. Thanks John Mc.
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john says...
Gac fruit ,so called for the sound made when first eaten. Geez is there no end to gullibility! There is no such thing as a "superfood" only dopey people. The term "superfood" is banned in the E.U.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE says...
Hi John Mc,

Many thanks for your kind words. I will release the book in the near future.

Hi John,
Seriously, no Gimmick. If it is not a super food, the NSW DPI would not be bother to do a research on this fruit. The Asian communities have been using this fruit for years.

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/aboutus/news/agriculture-today/july-2011/a-cancer-treatment-from-a-gourd

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john says...
It is simplistic and reductive to equate a high nutrient concentration to health outcomes. Sure ,it is possible to pull the wool over the eyes of the punters but soon, if you make a statement claiming a health benefit, then the TGA will require you to prove it.Incidentally, a trial of supplementing people's diet with just beta- carotene INCREASED cancer incidence.
The consensus view is that one should eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables; the actual mode of action and consequent benefit is still unknown.
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John Mc says...
Anyway, john, this is a fruit tree lovers forum, I'm sure there are other sites that can argue for and against, with other strongly held opinions on the benefits or drawbacks of so called super foods.
I have a diploma in Natropathic Nutrition from Southern Cross Herbal Schools run by Dr dennis Stewart(1985). If I wanted to carry on the argument myself, I'd find an abovemention suitable site and voice my opinions there, this is really not the forum for such agressive health opinions, sorry. Remember, fruit trees.fruit trees.
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john says...
My post was deleted so here is the gist -this a fruit growers' forum ,it is not about Naturopathy or therapeutics . In effect you have hi-jacked the site to spread your ideas on naturopathy. Yes ,it involves fruit but, how would you feel if I argued that God made all fruits and, therefore, proceeded to post religious ideas.
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herbalcurephilippines says...
I am a backyard Gac grower, our production is about 35 kilo dried powder a year(orginally belgian biochemist)Growing Gac outside the tropics will not results in the superfruit ingedients.We grow organically and only harvest the pure arils, no colour or powder added from other fruits.Aside of the fact its not easy to grow they are highly suseptable to fruit fly infestation
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Oscen says...
John,

If we leave the arguements about 'superfoods' aside, and just discuss growing and using plants for food, you might like to recondiser your opinion of gac. Gac is not the sound you make when you eat the plant. Its the Vietnamese name for the plant, and its not pronounced quite the way its spelled in english. The Vietnamese dont eat it because its a 'superfood'. They cook the oily pulp around the seeds with glutinous rice, which gives it a subtle nutty flavour and a bright colour. The bright colour makes it a desireable for use as a food at festivals. Leaving aside the superfood issue, it seems that there is no reason why this plant should not fit nicely in to your suggested diet of a wide range of fruits and vegetables. Just one more thing to add to the range. And one more thing to make rice taste a little less bland.
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snottiegobble says...
How are your gac plants coming along John Mc ?
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John Mc says...
Glad you asked SG. I have just come inside after taking a couple of pics in the dark. Noticed my first flower bud a week ago and am desperately trying to get onto the uni for some pollen for when it opens.
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Mike says...
John is it still worth me trying to chase up any Gac seeds so you can get males? I have someone on the spot for a couple of weeks in Thailand.A workmate went to vietnam two weeks ago and I forgot to get my seedlist and icon printouts to them in time.Another friend who went to Bali called and said they didn't get me gula pasir or white mangoes seeds as he left it too late.It looks like I should just do it myself.
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David says...
Like they say Mike if you want something done do it yourself.
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John Mc says...
Thanks for the offer Mike, but I have several male plants, just no male flowers.
I imported a dozen seed from China last December where six of them are growing up the trellis you see in the above pic. I'll take some better pics tomorrow.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Well done John Mc. I hope you get your first fruit soon.
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John Mc says...
Phew, Dr Sophie has been away and has just replied to my email. I'm picking up some pollen this Friday.
The fruit takes approx 3 months to mature from pollination, I doubt it will make it they are a tropical vine.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Lucky you John Mc. In North VN it is very cold too and gac fruits are plenty so yours should be ok.
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John Mc says...
It's experience and knowledge like yours Lucy that is indispensable. You've just lifted my confidence in getting my first fruit to maturity.

The flower bud is close to opening and I have some pollen in the fridge ready to go.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Thank you very much for your kind words John Mc. The guy from North QLD who gave me a gac fruit last week from his female vine (you sent him the male one, still very small not flower yet) I opened and found that it had full of white seeds but no arils so completely white inside even though the outside was perfectly orange so male vine is very important for fruit set.
BTW, mine are doing very well. Thank you very much for your generosity
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herbalcurephilippines says...
plenty of seeds available, note the chinese gac is different from the Viet or cambodjan strain
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John Mc says...
Reasonably excited this morning with my first female flower opening. Hand pollinated it with pollen kindly donated by the the Uni.
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MaryT says...
Good luck with it, John Mc - it's a stunning flower
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Good luck John Mc.
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nick says...
Hi All
Gac fruit Gac fruit.I am missing out here in perth. Does anybody know if the fruit is available to buy locally or if seeds are available to buy!
I must add this fruit tree to my collection! CAN anybody Help?
Thanks and cheers all.
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John Mc says...
I'll need all the luck in the world because it takes another 14 weeks to mature from pollination. That takes us through to the first week in August. Being a tropical cucubit I can't see it happening somehow, although, Lucy has given me a glimmer of hope. Where it is, the temp can get down to 3 to 4 deg C over winter.
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John Mc says...
herbalcurephilippines,
Google has little to no information on GAC varieties, would you mind informing our forum visitors on the differences we are likely to encounter?
I may have GAC material from both sources so it will be interesting to see what those differences are. What should we be looking for? are there enough dissimilar attributes to be seen as differing cultivars?

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amanda says...
John Mc - this thread is getting pretty exciting now! Fingers crossed for you n your flower :)
Have you thought about putting some large rocks/blocks around the plant to radiate warmth out at night time maybe?
(or something similar - like hot water bottles...lol.. ;)
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Colleen McbRide says...
We are growing Gac fruit quite successfully among other tropical native Australian fruits on our farm here in Batchelor and at the moment have some 50+ fuits in various stages of ripeninng.
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Hung Lam says...
Here it is ...the bottom left is female (fruit), top right is male flower only!
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Colleen: I am glad that we will have plenty of Gac Fruit very soon in Australia.

Mine is just a small vine but doing well too. Thanks to John Mc for your generosity.

Thanks Hung lam for posting the photos it is good to know how to distinguish between the female and male ones. I can't wait to check mine when they are in flowers.
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Sandi says...
John Mc, very interested to obtain cuttings or seed of the gac fruit. Happy to pay costs.
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John Mc says...
Sure Sandi, they are dormant atm. If you send me an email with your addy contained therein, I'll send you off a M & F plant when they're in full growth mode, I'm thinking Jan, maybe, could be sooner.
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ZeeD says...
I recently got this fruit/veg in the frozen section and it was so bitter. Never has it been bitter when i've had it back in Inida. John Mc have you had any fruit yet? Does it taste bitter?
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Hiep Do says...
Hi All,

I am new comer for this topic. I have more than 8 years of experiences on growing gac fruit. If you need any information about gac fruit please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to answser your questions.

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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Do you ever have seed for sale Mr Hiep?
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John Mc says...
Hey Phil, they appear to be allowed into Australia from China going by the AQIS website. I imported a dozen seed last year, of which 6 germinated and are coming out of dormancy now into their second year. I don't know whether they are M or F yet until they flower.

A couple of people are after cuttings but none will be ready until at least January. I have some known M/F plants left over from the good Dr's at the uni so I'll be taking cuttings from them.
We've had an excellent early start to the warm weather this year.
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
You're plants must be powering ahead John - we've just had our first rain overnight in four or five months so things here a little slow this spring.. keep me up to speed with the gacs, they look like one of the must-haves.
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Your plants must be powering ahead John - we've just had our first rain overnight in four or five months so things here a little slow this spring.. keep me up to speed with the gacs, they look like one of the must-haves.
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Your plants must be powering ahead John - we've just had our first rain overnight in four or five months so things here a little slow this spring.. keep me up to speed with the gacs, they look like one of the must-haves.
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Michael D says...
Gac vines were selling at the Canley Vale nursery last month. I didn't know what it was until they told me .I was keen to buy it until I saw on the internet how much space you need to grow it .They were asking for between $15 - $25 depending on the size of the vine .Also they have just stock the green star apple variety which I have been waiting along time to get my hands on . It's a seedling not grafted .
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Hiep Do says...
Copy to Phil@Tyalgum says...
Do you ever have seed for sale Mr Hiep?

I have many ton of seeds but never sale. If you friend come to hanoi, i will give you FREE Gac Seeds up to 500kg.

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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Thank you for your reply, you are very generous.
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Hiep Do says...
Hi Phil. Thanks for your reply. I am looking for Chia seed for testing model in Vietnam. Can you help me to find some document on how to growth the chia seed. thank you. Hiep
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Try this link

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Linton says...
Green Star Apple

I want to get the green star apple tree from Canley Vale nursery but they don't send plants interstate. Does anyone know how can I get one sent from Sydney to Melbourne without it costing me an arm and a leg?
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Mark says...
There is a man selling 'water gac' juice in banana markets, patong. Had some last night. 25 baht for 200 ml. Not sweet but citrus taste. Interesting. Saw some for sale today at super cheap in Phuket town 30 baht pet kg. lucky to get two as man and lady grabbing many of them.
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Jonathan says...
There are Gac Seeds Available for sale in the U.S. California if anyone is interested. See etsy.com and search Gac Seeds I purchased 5seeds from there and I got 3 that sprouted and are now a few feet tall.
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male plants
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20th December 2012 9:19pm
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Nick T says...
Hello everybody! I managed to find a gac fruit at a market in Hanoi just the other day for only about 20,000 dong (about $1). Very unusual fruit- the arils inside look rather like kidneys and the seeds look like miniature meteorites! I'll have plenty of seeds, about 20, to share when I return! How long do they stay viable for?
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MaryT says...
Thanks, Nick for that description. Now Hiep Do's photo makes sense to me. I was wondering why he focused on the 'rocks'. Now I realise that they are the seeds! How extraordinary.
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one month will be fine . before planting ground , immersion in hot water (60 C) in 2 - 3 hour
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Lauren says...
Hi Jim and Everyone,

I'm looking to grow "Gac" in Perth, could you please let me know where you buy the seeds or the plant. Many thanks in advance!
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Nick T says...
Gday Lauren, if you'd like, I can send you some gac seeds? :)
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nickg says...
Hi Nick T, I would like some gac seeds if you have some to spare, will pay poastage and a token for your trouble.
my email i nickgiancola54@gmail.com
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Nick T says...
That'd be fine Nick. Don't worry about the postage mate, it's not much at all! :)
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Lauren says...
Thank you very much Nick! That's anwesome, as I've been looking around for it. Yes i will pay for the poastage and all your trouble. My email is laurenutran@yahoo.com. Big thanks again Nick!
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Nick T says...
No problem, don't worry about the postage though! :)
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Lauren says...
Thanks a lot Nick! Can I pls have your email address?
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may mail
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Rev says...
Hi people! I'd like to try Gac in highland indonesia. Who is able to provide me with seed?
Paypal or direct transfer suits me.
Also seeking fresh Ashitaba seeds,
And here's a long shot! Panax vietnamensis
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flordelino lagundino says...
This fruit is called Sugod-sugod in Pagudpud Philippines.The young fruit is vegetable and cooked like Chayotte. The ripe fruit with seeds is used for migraine headache relief. It does not cause dependence or addiction. Try it.
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Poony says...
I am looking to obtain some gac fruit seeds to grow in Broome can anyone help
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10th September 2013 12:53pm
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starling says...
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GAC-Momordica-cochinchinensis-gak-fruit-rare-exotic-vine-plant-aloe-seed-2-SEEDS-/110894974407?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d1db05c7&_uhb=1
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Poony says...
Thanks for that but I really wanted some seeds sourced in Australia
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starling says...
Sorry poony, can't find any in Aus. For the record Gak fruit isn't nice tasting--its used pretty much to colour/flavour rice, they way saffron is.

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Linton says...
Gac Seeds available now.

Emerald Tropics in Forster, NSW, have some for auction on ebay at the moment.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AMAZING-SUPERFRUIT-HEALTHY-5-Gac-fruit-seeds-Momordica-cochinchinensis-VERY-RARE-/130987790464?pt=AU_Plants_Seeds_Bulbs&hash=item1e7f7b1080

I've tried to grow some before from Thailand but none of them germinated. Cheers.
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Poony says...
Thanks for the info but they won't send to WA need someone to send on the sly
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Poony says...
Hi Colleen hope you still read this forum I was wondering if you would be prepared to send some Gac seeds to me do you have any thai white guava plants ? I'm interested in getting that also thanks
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Linton says...
Hi Poony

Since you're in Broome I'm looking for some edible plants native to that area -species like Coffee Fruit (Goolma) and Desert Limes.

So perhaps I could get some Gac seeds for you and swap them for seeds of some of your local species. If you are interested in this suggestion please contact me at lintonius at hotmail.com

cheers!
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Anonymous says...
There are no native limes found around Broome Linton. I am pretty sure there are no native limes found in WA that are endemic.
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Linton says...
Thanks for the info about native limes. However there should be a number of other edible plants that are growing in Broome that I need someone to send to me:

Terminalia petiolaris (Marul or Blackberry)
Capparis umbonata (Wild Orange)
Capparis lasiantha (Wild Passionfruit)
and Grewia breviflora which is supposed to taste like coffee or chocolate.

Anyone can help?
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JohnMc1 says...
Plenty of male GAC flowers but not a single female flower in sight. The male vines appear to be more vigorous. Have plenty of pollen if anyone has female flowers.
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herbalcurephilippines says...
the female flower are on a different vine. There are male vines and female vines, both sexes on different plants. We have a small commercial plantation always 8 females vines and 2 male vines
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JohnMc1 says...
Yes, you are correct. These male plants are from seed planted last year. I have 4 female vines up the back but not in an ideal situation.
The male vines pictured are growing in a hydroponic setup, hence the speedy growth to maturity.
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herbalcurephilippines says...
Handpollination is the game and you have about 2 to 3 hours in the morning to do it
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kim14 says...
JohnMc1 and everyone else - hope you can assist. Very excited to have these flowers - can you let me know if they are male or female? thanks.
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JohnMc1 says...
Here's a couple of pics of a male GAC flower I just took with my phone. If yours are female I can send you some male flowers, the pollen should last at least a week in the mail. It lasts up to a year in the fridge. I was going to pull all these male plants out you only need one.
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kim14 says...
Thanks for the kind offer John - apparently my flowers are also male. :(
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nguyenquanVN says...
Hi John Mc, My name's Quan, I'm Vietnamese.Sorry about I don't know you have demand seed GAC early. At present, I have a agent supply seeds and seedlings. The weight average a Gac fruit is 3-5 kg/fruit. If you still have demand Gac, I can supply you seed and seedling with big amount. Please contact me this email "quanvcu9112@gmai.com". Thank you!
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nguyenquanVN says...
Hello everyone, My name's Quan. I'm Vietnamese. In my country, Gac have been planting very popular. At present, I have a agent supply seeds and seedling, Gac oil absolute, Gac powders,... If you have demand, you can contact me this email "quanvcu9112@gmail.com" or if you want "document of planting Gac" I can supply free for you. Thank! :)
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JohnMc1 says...
Finally, after three and a half years, I have female GAC flowers, a bit late in the season but it's great to see them.
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sternus1 says...
Gratz John, no doubt they were hard earned. Hope they bear fruit for you.
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kim14 says...
so happy for you John. :) How do you prepare your plants for winter?
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JohnMc1 says...
Hi Kim, my GAC plants are in NFT hydro. The plants don't go completely dormant so I let them be. I might throw a fish tank heater in the reservoir this winter only because of the precious cargo they are carrying.
Jujube Lucy might have some tips or advice on what I might be able to do to help nurse them through.
I'm not particularly concerned if the fruit doesn't make it, because I know they will be right for next year.
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kim14 says...
I'm sure you'll have fruit this year. ;)

My father-in-law says they fruit in autumn/winter. Not sure how true that is though.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE says...
Hi John,

Congratulation! well done. You can try to pollinate the female flower using male pollen for now if you can and see if any fruit set. You can not kill the vine once the vine has been established.

Everything should be ok. Years ago, I had a little vine in Melbourne for 3 years and it was ok until I gave it away because it grew too slow in Melbourne, a bit cold.

Your area is much warmer even more suitable than North VN where gac fruit is very popular.

Hi Kim,

Gac fruit vine copes well in Australia climate, warmer weather they will grow fast that is all. they grow crazy in QLD BTW.

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JohnMc1 says...
May explain Kim, why the female plant didn't produce flowers until late in the season.

Jujube Lucy, There's plenty of male flowers and buds happening everywhere, so I shouldn't have any problems hand pollinating. There is plenty of male flowers if your friends in Cairns need pollen. Getting exciting.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE says...
Many thanks John, I will tell the friend when I see him next.

Happy gardening
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kim14 says...
Thanks Lucy - very comforting to know. I love xoi gac. Here's to hoping some of my vines are female ;)
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JohnMc1 says...
Are they a commercial outfit? nice pics of a male flower.
My female flowers are developing very quickly. They will most likely open while I'm away. I won't be here to hand pollinate, ouch!!!
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JUJUBE FOR SALE says...
Hi John,

Have a good holiday, bees and butterflies will do the work for you. These flowers don't need to be pollinated.

Good luck.

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JohnMc1 says...
Thanks Jujube Lucy. There's plenty of male flowers out as well, I just haven't noticed the bees around the GAC flowers. All fingers crossed nature does it's thing.
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Can't believe how quick the female flowers opened, less than a week. I'm happy now, hand pollinated the first one before I leave in the morning.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE says...
Good luck for the gac fruit John. Have a good trip.

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JohnMc1 says...
My hand pollinated GAC is going gangbusters. Can't say the same for the others.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE says...
Congratulations John! What a success? The second fruit looks fine to me and I am sure more fruit to set soon.

Happy gardening

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MaryT says...
Good to see you're getting results after all your hard work! Well done, John.
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JohnMc1 says...
Getting larger, looking good.
Nature let me down on the others. Six more female flowers opened while I was away, with a stack of male flowers and not a single one was pollinated. Lucky I caught this one within 12 hours of departure.
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In less than a fortnight the fruit has put on some remarkable size.
There's a shrivelled up unfertilized flower on the right.
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Anthony says...
Hi JohnMc1, have been looking at trying G gac in the Bundaberg area and was hoping you could help me with seed or plant material. If you are into dragonfruit I can trade(pick a variety) other wise will pay for stock and postage. Thanks.
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JohnMc1 says...
Sure Anthony, I could send you a couple of tip cuttings, but unless you have some way of keeping the cuttings above 20C, 24/7, they won't strike.
Let me know if you can and I'll get them away to you. They are dioceous.
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Anthony says...
Hey JohnMc1, I'm sure that temp won't be a problem so if you can spare the cuttings I will gladly give them a go. Have you got an email that I can pm you on or if you can email me at rannman75 at gmail dot com we can sort out the details. Many thanks.
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JohnMc1 says...
email sent.
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JohnMc1 says...
I accidently cut the one and only GAC fruit off the vine this arvo. It's a good thing I did, It looks like it may have dried up a touch while sitting on the vine six weeks longer than the usual three months. It was hand pollinated early April which was really late. I'm glad it ripened up enough over winter to mature the seeds, and could try eating it for the first time.


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MaryT1 says...
Well done you, John Mc - looks good enough to eat :) Tasting notes, please
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JohnMc1 says...
Not much to write about Mary, as bland as it comes, but it's full of nutrients, so it must be doing some good. I only wished I did the pruning during the week, It would have given me great pleasure to send you some. Never mind, the vines are much larger so I'm expecting a decent crop next year.
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TMary says...
Thanks for the thought anyway John Mc :) I am already propagating more than I have room for. :)
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sternus1 says...
One of us will convince you take something one day, Mary.
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JohnMc1 says...
Mary, I meant some of the arils for a first hand taste test.
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MaryT1 says...
Ah well; next year John. Meanwhile I will read up on the nutrients. How are you using the fruit?
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JohnMc1 says...
Al naturale Mary, Although, I'll have to learn to cook by next year and try Lucy's Sticky rice recipe.
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MaryT1 says...
Put it in your lemonade for colour? Or even pink marmalade? Say when and I'll hop on a train to give you some lessons :)
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JohnMc1 says...
Yeah sure Mary, when the Jujube's are ripe eh?
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Exotic fruit lover says...
Gac vines have seperate gender, Males and females. To produce fruit you must have both for pollination.
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ann dao says...
Hi john
Can I have some seeds from you pls.I ll pay postage...love to have some in the garden. My emai daodao1907@yahoo.com.thanks so much
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Thanks so much John.I got the seeds.I wish u have a lot of lucky in the life as you r so kind one.Ann
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JohnMc1 says...
You are welcome Ann, I have a son in Darwin, planning on visiting him soon.
To get them to germinate quicker, you can remove the hard outer shell.
You will get mostly male plants, so cull all but one for pollination. Unfortunately you won't know which is which until they flower. The male plants are very vigorous and will take over the trellis if you don't cull them before the following year.. .
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Yenly says...
Hi John,
I am interested in the Gac plant. I wonder if you are selling any of your Gac seeds.
I have tried before but did not have any luck. Seeds didn't germinate. Thanks
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Sorry Yenly I gave the last of my seeds to Ann and I didn't label my female plants when I moved them so I can't even send you any cuttings till I ident them. I should have taken my own advice and got rid of all but one male plant.
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Yenly says...
Thanks John for a quick reply. I would love to be on the "waiting list " for the next avaible cuttings/seeds when they become available. I live in Port Lincoln , SA. Just wondering if the weather condition here is suitable for Gac plant. Any advice please.
My email is: yenly0510@gmail.com
Chuc Mung Nam Moi/ Happy Tet/ Happy Lunar New Year to you John.
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RFescandelor says...
I was in Hanoi last November and saw ripe Gac fruit on display in the street at the old quarter. I bought 2 and the flesh is like melon but almost tasteless. The red flesh around the seeds are also almost tasteless and I mixed it with orange juice so I could drink same. I planted the seeds when I arrived home in the Philippines and around half germinated with the rest still sleeping. A few vines started flowering last week but they look like male flowers. The two seeds I got from Chiang Mai 2 years ago were all male and the main trunks grew fast and had around 2 inches in one years time. I hope to have even only one female vine from the new seeds.
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Pademelon1 says...
Hi,

not sure if it has been mentioned yet, but there are isolated native communities of this plant on the cape york peninsula around Iron Range N.P.

I wonder if these are any different from the SE. Asian ones?
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Gac is listed as the species Momordica cochinchinensis. As I recall Momordica cochinchinensis is a small oval yellow/orange very spiny bitter gourd,with very short spines . The pics of Gac from markets are mostly large orange red round/oval Momordicas.
At a guess the wild type in Cape York is going to be much smaller than the SE Asia cultivated types. It could be a bit hardier to grow.
ps there is a wild Momordica charantia, bitter gourd, around Cairns area, fruit about 5cm. Cultivated BG types can be 10 to 30 cm.
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Bangkok says...
Gac is for sale on almost every Thai market. I tried a drink made of it but it wasn't very nice. They are like 15-20 cm tall.

If anybody wants seeds than i can get them easy but no idea if those seeds are on the list to be banned from Oz.
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PooMik says...
Male have a small cup on the bottom of the flower, females carry the small fruit in the bottom, look the pictures, they should tell the hole story ;-)

When planting Gac fruit, you will want to plant 10 plants, just to make sure that you have at least 1 female!
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Robinhood says...
Hi am after a male gac vine , i have a vigorous female so far willing to trade cuttings or pay
Thanks
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PooMik says...
Hi Robinhood

You have been lucky, most of the time you will only get male plants! Normally you would have to plant 10 seeds just to be sure to get 1 female.

I have gac fruit all over the garden, and can send you 10 seeds or small plants, if you pay the post?
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Thankyou for your generous offer, im hoping to source in australia as the last seeds i ordered got destroyed and i got a letter from customs, 😓 appreciate the reply tho 😄
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Stella Phan says...
You probably have a male gac vine. You need to grow a female vine and pollinate the flowers. This video has instruction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-_8x5LdGqQ
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John Smith says...
Thank you all for sharing your growing experience. I can now tell the difference from male and female flower from all the wonderful pictures here. I have 4 plants over three years old. So far, only the male plant has produce flowers. Three of them have not flowered. I got my mother-in-law to asked for a female plant from cuttings. It has been in the ground for about 8 months, but has not flowered. Now I have 5 plants. If that plant ever flower, and it is indeed a female, I can graft it based on the video below. It is in Vietnamese. It has lots of information if you can understand it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCNGxWbrejI

At 4:50, the lady cuts the eye of the seeds before planting. He states that it takes 2 weeks to germinate. Then after one week old, they will graft it.

At 12:00, the host ask how long does the root last? The guest replied that if the vines stops producing, cut the vine, but main stalk should last 20-30 years.
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I was so excited today to find these fruits hanging 20ft in the tree. It is growing on one of my original 3 years old vines. I have never seen them flowered except one male plant which flowered every year from year one. I was thinking the other 3 was sterile. I was given a fifth plant which was started from a female cutting. It did not make much progress this year because it was shaded out by the male plant. So, I ask my mother-in-law to ask around for some more cuttings. I went over my mother-in-law to pick up two female plants that the original owner did not want because, it was too much for her to manage. So this afternoon, I went out to my small backyard to decide where to plant these two this coming spring. When I looked up the tree, I saw those three fruits. There are six total that I can see. It got down to 35 degrees fahrenheit Friday morning and 39 degrees Saturday morning. I was thinking my plants would go dormant. The first year that it grew from seeds, the freezing weather killed it to the soil level. When spring came, I mowed over the plant because the vines was rotted from rain and cold. But it grew from the soil level. The end of the second year, the vines got as big as those two in pots. I did not do anything to protect it. The vines are much bigger now. So the vines that the fruits are on are two years old. Those vines just put out new leaves and new vines in the tree from previous year. So once the vines are big enough, it can withstand some light freezing weather. Last year's freeze was not as bad as 3 years ago though. Can anyone tell me based on their experience if extended freeze will kill off older vines? TIA for sharing your insight.
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FertileSoil says...
Your sister can try Vast Neem Kernel Cake as base fertiliser. It is 100% natural organic product. rake it in at the rate of 500gm under the plant.
You can get it from AKS Organics, Adelaide.
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FertileSoil says...
Hi Lan Nguyen. You will need to Pollinate flowers. Hope you have a male vine. The Male flowers have pale petals that spread widely for a pleasant, open bloom, while female flowers have a more structured appearance, with the unformed fruit creating a bulge at the base. Pick a mature male flower and brush the stamen containing pollen against the centre of a mature female flower to cover the carpel, which comprises the stigma and ovary. Hope that helps.
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If anybody else is interested to turn their soil into a wholesome high fertile soil naturally, try the Vast Neem Kernel Cake from AKS Organics, SA.
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John Smith says...
Just in case you all want to see how the Thai people germinate their seeds, here is a link to the video. You do not have to understand the language. The video explains it all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw8tl3RbjVY&index=67&list=PL5mtfnA_4ka6vCn57ofZUviwzhfLju5pD

At 1:50, he use a hammer to extract the seed from the shell.

At 5:14, he soaks the seed. He then shows you some seeds that had germinated under wet cloth.

At 8:17, he shows you how to plant it.

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Pete Swingdad says...
Thank you for posting the link to the video. If anyone can understand what the audio says, I have some basic questions, like, how long does he soak the seeds? Does the wet cloth need to be in a sunny area? (I've seen in every other description of how to germinate the seeds that they require light as well as water and decent soil) This is the first time I have seen the technique of removing the outer shell. Can anyone confirm this is a good way to go? I have so few seeds that were a big deal to get to me here in Costa Rica. (from Thailand via US and smuggled in to CR) Costa Rica bans the import of any seeds. especially anything that resembles a squash in growth habit. I will have to grow these in some sort of underground ring to keep them from escaping into the wild.
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herbalcurephilippines says...
we have commercial gac farm, we germinate the seeds in the the old compost hip, we just take out the ones who sprout. Its always a matter of keeping them moist and on an average temp of about 25 Celsius.
Hi Pete i come next March to costa rica, and want to bring some seeds with me. Your advice i can do that or not ???
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FairDinkumSeeds says...
I have a few healthy females flowering at the moment, but no males to do the business.

Anyone got male flowers, and if, so can I buy some pollen, please....

Happy to pay whatever you reckon is reasonable+postage, or even happier to swap for something in cool from my collection.

(P.S. even if you don't personally have any, feel free to suggest folks I should hassle/contact.)

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fp1975021 says...
Love to get some seeds.
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rustynutz says...
Hi,
I just bought some seeds off ebay from a fellow in townsville. Ten seeds for $12.50 posted.
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herbalcurephilippines says...
we can offer seeds from our fresh harvest
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rustynutz says...
I have two vines growing at the moment and they are going crazy with the hot weather. Just wondering where I can plant them where frost can not touch them. You can buy fruit or seeds from a girl in innisfail qld, Lucy.
She sells on evil bay.
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North Thailand-gac's in season-seed available
Contact me at torandy321@yahoo.ca
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rustynutz says...
I have 2 gac vines growing from seed and have planted them out. Let us see how lucky/unlucky I am, lol.
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SharonWA says...
Do you sell Gac? Or do you know where I could get Gac seeds?
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rustynutz says...
Look on ebay. There is a girl from innisfail sells the seeds.
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EIDSVOLD,4627,QLD
24th April 2017 3:22pm
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Farouk says...
Hello All,

I just read this entire post so very exciting & the heart of it being John MC wow very excellent results on that 1 accidental harvest.

Looking forward to Spring season, Hopefully to get my hands on some Gac Seeds & try them myself this season in pot & ground, anyone have any seeds I am in Fairfield/Cabramatta NSW area.

Thank you, Regards Farouk

- Aside from looking forward to spring I am looking forward to my Broadbean pods, here's a photo from last month, they are all flowering now.
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FAIRFIELD EAST,2165,NSW
24th July 2017 1:46pm
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Anwar says...
I also have 2/3 plants. They are healthy and have lots of flower but no fruit.I have sprayed Honey Mixed Water on the flowers to attract bees. There are plenty of bees but still no fruit.Can any one suggest any other action?
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Dhaka
8th August 2017 9:04pm
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herbalcurephilippines says...
handpollination
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