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Real red flesh cucamelon or crazy hybrid?
« on: March 10, 2019, 05:25:31 AM »
Hi,
found this on a Borneo market.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-AB14QujFs4
Vendor calls it a cucumber but to me it looks more like a untypical cucamelon. But two of the fruit were reddish inside. Maybe a cucamelon hybrid with some crazy Asian vegetable? Please help id it.

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Re: Real red flesh cucamelon or crazy hybrid?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 07:49:30 AM »
I`m pretty sure that this is a tindora (Coccinia grandis).
« Last Edit: March 10, 2019, 07:55:32 AM by Mangifera08 »

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Re: Real red flesh cucamelon or crazy hybrid?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 09:06:29 AM »
Definitely Coccinia grandis !!!

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Re: Real red flesh cucamelon or crazy hybrid?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2019, 10:24:28 PM »
Thank you, i never knew those could be eaten raw. I had read sth abot them being bitter. But it seems they are just like cucumbers.

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Re: Real red flesh cucamelon or crazy hybrid?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 09:09:21 AM »
The wild ones are bitter. While the cultivated varieties can be eaten raw or can be made into stir fries
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Re: Real red flesh cucamelon or crazy hybrid?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 10:55:01 PM »
I can recommend the raw ones i had in Borneo. Like a fancy cucumber. The ones in Java were more astringent.

 

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