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Chandramohan

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First Gac fruits
« on: May 02, 2017, 08:12:56 AM »
First 'Momordica cochinchinensis'/Gac Fruits on my vine.




LivingParadise

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Re: First Gac fruits
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 01:02:22 PM »
Wow, that is so cool! Congrats! Can you tell us about the growing conditions? I have been eyeing these for a few years and would like to try them out someday.

Can you compare the taste to anything? Recipes to share?

Chandramohan

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Re: First Gac fruits
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 10:07:01 PM »
Gac grows well in the sun, it does not like too much of shade. I water the plants about twice a week. The fruits in the photo were set with hand pollination. Regarding taste, a friend of mine told me that the tender fruits can be used in stir fry like M.charantia but without the bitterness.. Since I am at the moment in US, when I return to India on the 17th of May, I will be able to give a personal opinion about taste.

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Re: First Gac fruits
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2017, 07:48:25 PM »
Congratulations Chandramohan!

 

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