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The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Momordica cochinchinensis is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F (-6.5° to -1°C)
|Type of plant - annual
Flower or inflorescence:
YELLOW, to 2cm. dia., deep throated
RED, ovate, spiny, to 20cm. long, RED avocado-like flesh, BROWN seeds
3-10cm., orbic...(pierce seed coat - soak, germ. warm 1-2 months)
|Height, in meters: 7
Height, in feet: 23.10
|Momordica cochinchinensis seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Synonyms (alternative names) for Momordica cochinchinensis:
|Momordica ovata, Muricia cochinchinensis,|
Common names for Momordica cochinchinensis:
|(fruit pulp is red-orange, cooked in various ways), Bhat Karela, Chinese Bitter Cucumber, Chinese Cucumber, Cundeamor, Fan muh pu, Gac (Tag.), Gac Melon, Kantola, Margose, Mu bei zi, Mu hsieh, Mu pie tzu, Spiny Bitter Cucumber, Teruah, Turu-Reisi, Wooden Turtle,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
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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 cochinchinensis seeds will usually germinate in 15-29 days.
Sow Momordica cochinchinensis 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)