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Everything Else => Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles => Topic started by: behlgarden on March 15, 2018, 05:18:11 PM

Title: Pointed Gourd OR Parval
Post by: behlgarden on March 15, 2018, 05:18:11 PM
is anyone growing this vegetable? Would love to get a root or cutting.

there was someone on another board growing these in texas. never got a reply. This is my favorite vegetable.


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Title: Re: Pointed Gourd OR Parval
Post by: mangaba on March 16, 2018, 05:34:35 PM
Looks like you have Coccinea grandis or indica. They reproduce better from a stalk than from seed.
Title: Re: Pointed Gourd OR Parval
Post by: markinnaples on March 17, 2018, 03:48:26 PM
Actually, Trichosanthes dioica, pointed gourd, is different than, Coccinia grandis, tindora. Tindora is certainly common enough in Texas, California, and Florida.  But I have never seen the pointed gourd in the US. Like tindora it is propagated from cuttings. I would certainly like to find it though.
Title: Re: Pointed Gourd OR Parval
Post by: behlgarden on July 13, 2018, 06:42:49 PM
by cuttings do you mean root cuttings or vine cuttings?