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The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Momordica balsamina is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F (-6.5° to -1°C)
|Type of plant - perennial climber
ORANGE-RED, knobbly, edible, bursts (sow in spring)
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Common names for Momordica balsamina:
|(folk:roots as aphrodisiac), Aloentjie, Ampalaya, Balsam Apple, Balsamapfel, Balsamina, Balsamina-de-Purga, Jangli Karela, Karelia, Kekana, Laloentjie, Pomme de merveille, Wild Ampalaya,|
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Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Momordica balsamina seeds will usually germinate in 15-29 days.
Sow Momordica balsamina seeds on the surface of moist compost, use a translucent cover to allow light in and to keep the compost humid and warm (do not place in direct sunlight)