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Title: Telfairia pedata
Post by: shot on February 08, 2019, 08:56:42 AM
Telfairia pedata anyone ever mess with this vine?I put two on a mango and some on jaks that i didn't like.The one on the mango I sawed off because it's to aggressive and the sawed off ends  rerooted to the soil, it's to bad  because one was flowering and was female. Seems much more aggressive than ugu TelfairiaOccidentalis.
Title: Re: Telfairia pedata
Post by: fruitlovers on February 08, 2019, 04:08:42 PM
Where did you get seeds of T. pedata?
Title: Re: Telfairia pedata
Post by: shot on February 08, 2019, 07:01:34 PM
https://www.ebay.com/usr/theseedybusiness?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2754 (https://www.ebay.com/usr/theseedybusiness?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2754)


The seeds were in september to august.Don't buy from anyone else or you will regret it
Title: Re: Telfairia pedata
Post by: Phantom Scribbler on August 01, 2019, 04:48:24 PM
Hello looking for the seed, I am in the UK
Title: Re: Telfairia pedata
Post by: shot on August 13, 2019, 10:20:29 AM
Seeds are available again by seller on ebay see below.Germ rate is 30% but not expensive



https://www.ebay.com/usr/theseedybusiness?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2754 (https://www.ebay.com/usr/theseedybusiness?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2754)


The seeds were in september to august.Don't buy from anyone else or you will regret it
Title: Re: Telfairia pedata
Post by: Forester on August 14, 2019, 12:21:41 AM
Hello looking for the seed, I am in the UK
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Telfairia-Pedata-Oysternut-MOLTO-RARO/162018123988?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Telfairia-Pedata-Oysternut-MOLTO-RARO/162018123988?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649)
Title: Re: Telfairia pedata
Post by: shot on August 14, 2019, 10:20:38 AM

Good luck with that seller.Been their done that!I have large vines now from the  seedybusiness





Hello looking for the seed, I am in the UK
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Telfairia-Pedata-Oysternut-MOLTO-RARO/162018123988?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Telfairia-Pedata-Oysternut-MOLTO-RARO/162018123988?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649)
Title: Re: Telfairia pedata
Post by: shot on August 31, 2019, 12:49:29 PM
Seeds are up ,40% germ rate 2foot tall just check them and was surprised.Planted in ground.
Title: Re: Telfairia pedata
Post by: Forester on August 31, 2019, 02:11:10 PM
Seeds are up ,40% germ rate 2foot tall just check them and was surprised.Planted in ground.
I want to grow it in a container. What do you think, what volume to use for cultivation?
Title: Re: Telfairia pedata
Post by: shot on September 01, 2019, 11:07:24 AM
Growing in a pot might be a bit of a challenge this vine is massive I have a 2 year old female vine that is 6 inch thick supposed to reach 100 feet long.Telfairia pedata is much more aggressive growing than Telfairia occidentalis which I am growing now,and have fruited.
Title: Re: Telfairia pedata
Post by: Forester on September 01, 2019, 11:18:16 AM
Growing in a pot might be a bit of a challenge this vine is massive I have a 2 year old female vine that is 6 inch thick supposed to reach 100 feet long.Telfairia pedata is much more aggressive growing than Telfairia occidentalis which I am growing now,and have fruited.
The sizes are impressive! I have plastic barrels of 200 liters, maybe I'll try this. In my collection was Telfairia occidentalis from Cameroon, I lost a plant, I'm going to try again.
Title: Re: Telfairia pedata
Post by: Pokeweed on September 02, 2019, 09:04:33 AM
I think I saw that this vine will grow in zone 10 and up. What's the likelihood that if it is exposed to a few hours of hard freeze it will regenerate from the roots? It seems that it would have a huge root system. Thanks, D
Title: Re: Telfairia pedata
Post by: shot on September 02, 2019, 11:20:55 AM
Yes zone 10 or higher,Telfairia occidentalis seems more cold sensitive than Telfairia pedata. Other problems are nematodes.I don't( think) it would survive a freeze to the ground most likely rot would set in.
Title: Re: Telfairia pedata
Post by: shot on September 03, 2019, 12:58:35 PM
Telfairia pedata set three fruits I didn't think I had a male vine.Two vines one large female the other quarter the size .
Title: Re: Telfairia pedata
Post by: Forester on September 03, 2019, 01:07:03 PM
Telfairia pedata set three fruits I didn't think I had a male vine.Two vines one large female the other quarter the size .
Can you show a photo? Itís very interesting to see it.
Title: Re: Telfairia pedata
Post by: shot on September 03, 2019, 02:52:03 PM
No smart phone ,not smart! no pics

Fruits look sort of like mid size hubbard squash kind of bumby.Flowers female burgundy color.

http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Telfairia+pedata (http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Telfairia+pedata)
Title: Re: Telfairia pedata
Post by: Forester on October 19, 2019, 02:33:18 AM
I treated the seeds with GA3, after 10 days they sprouted. Now it looks like this.
(https://i.postimg.cc/Lnx5rDK2/IMG-20191019-091837.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Lnx5rDK2) (https://i.postimg.cc/k2DG9Sq8/IMG-20191019-091903.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/k2DG9Sq8)
I have not yet made a final decision on how to grow it. For starters, I'll try 12 liter plastic pots.
I have 20 seeds left. I am ready to exchange them for something else. I am interested in Cocoa, Duguetiya, Durians, Macadamia and much more.