Tindora or Ivy Gourd ( coccinnea grandis) Pcture-2006

chaman(z7MD)August 27, 2006

This is the close up picture of Tindora (common name in India) or Coccinnea grandis.It is also known as Ivy Gourd.

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They look so lovely....How did you start the plant? From seed or root? I would like to plant it next year. I would appreciate if you san tell me the source to get the plant seed from. Also I live in SF Bay area (don't know my zone number). It rains a lot in winter. I am wondering if I can grow it here.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2006 at 1:50PM
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I am very much interested in growing it, pls let me know where you buy the indian veggi seeds, I would love to start it soon. Thanks a bunch

    Bookmark   September 1, 2006 at 11:33AM
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Thanks for appreciating. the pic.
I t can be grown from seeds and roots.Growing from seeds will be a lengthy process.It being a root vegetable, takes more than 2 years to mature.
Propagated from roots you will get enogh # of fruits in the same year.
It is also known as Ivy Gourd.
You may contact following web sites for availability.

www.royalpatel.com. and www.troptrees.com.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2006 at 4:59PM
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Hello chaman
I am always looking for new vegies. You have introduced me to a few new varieties. Of course I have looked up this fruit on the web and it sounds interesting. Can you tell me a bit more about it? Very nice pic as usual. It reminds me of a small watermelon.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2006 at 10:00PM
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Hello Barbara
Tindora or Ivy Gourd are tha common names of this vegetable.It belongs to Cucurbitaceae family and it's botanical name is Coccinnia grandis.It grows as a vine in Tropics.
Plant has either Male or Female flowers.Female flowers produce edible fruits without the presence of Male flowers.
Propagation thru tuberous roots is easier to propagate.It grows easily in average well drained soil.Dig the soil about six inches deep, place the tuberous root in it and fill the soil around it.Then make the hill to burry the root completely.Make hill so that it has two to three feet diameter at the bottom. Provide sopport with stakes as vine grows.Fertilize two to three times using 10-10-10 frtilizer.It can be planted in a large pot also.It is good to plant in the pots to bring the plant indoor before frost.It has to be dug out from the hill to bring indoor before the frost, otherwise it will kill the roots.Remove vine part before taking it indoor.
Fruits are Inch and Inch and a half long and resembles to water melon.
Fruits are cut horizontally in form of round slices or vertically in four stripes before cooking.Cut pcs. are sauted, spiced and cooked for consumption.There are some curry recipes for the vegetable.Just Google for it and you will get some.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2006 at 7:22PM
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Please send me tindora seeds.

I can send you dostaki seeds.

email me please : myids10@gmail.com


    Bookmark   January 29, 2011 at 7:17PM
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Hi ,

I am looking for Coccinia grandis and curry leaf plant.

are they available with anyone.
I would be happy to defer costs.


    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 4:30PM
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What do they taste like?

    Bookmark   April 15, 2011 at 12:12PM
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excellent information .thanks

    Bookmark   August 13, 2011 at 11:26AM
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if anyone has tindora plants,would be happy to defer costs and can also offer a lot of seeds for exchange with this plant.

Here is a link that might be useful: GardenWeb

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 6:56AM
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Chinnu---where do you live? Your email? What seeds do you have to trade?


    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 7:38AM
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Hi guys ..
Will someone share some roots with me ? Will pay for shipping. I have lot of common seeds (flowers & vegetables) and some Asian vegetable seeds that I can trade. I bought a plant last year, but it did not last the winter in the garage (this year, I will bring it inside).

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 3:20PM
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I have some of this Ivy Gourd growning at my home, I did not know what it was until I found this web site. I seen were someone posted that the fruit that grows on it can be eaten????. My question is how do you get seed? Do you use the green fruit or do you wait until the fruit turns orangie-red?

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 10:38AM
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You will be better off rooting some cuttings from your plants.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 9:14PM
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My tindora plant has grown big but no flowers or fruits.
Please can you give me some suggestion.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 2:45PM
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I live in Canada. Winter can be severe. Can I get fruits if I grow in a green house? How long does it take to start fruiting if I grow from seeds?
Can someone kindly provide info? Thank you.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 11:40PM
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Hi there, surfing online and come across this website and found the plant is called ivy groud. If anyone is interest to get some of the tuberous root of this plant please do let me know. I can post it over. For seed, i am not sure i can get some on it as the plant i come across may not fruiting at the moment.
ivy groud is kinda like a wild grow vegetation in here. I from SG.

email me: leongzzzilla007 at gmail dot com

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 4:29AM
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Hi chaman and others,

I have a tindora vine that did very well in TX this year. I have to move this into the garage as we get below the freezing point here. So a couple of weeks ago, as chaman had mentioned, I dug up the roots, removed all the vines (retained about a foot of the thick vine braches) and planted this in a container in well drained soil and moved it into my garage.
The container is placed under grow lights. But it has been over 2 weeks now, but the branches have not started budding out. Some of the thinner branches have started to dry out....what is going on here.
I thought that the root would start leafing out, or does it just go dormant and will not grow any leaves? What am I doing wrong?


    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 11:24AM
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It will grow shoots in few days if the roots are at least 2 to 3 inches thick and they should be by the end of TX summer.Try not to over water. Keep the soil barely wet.Scratch the top of the root slightly. You will find it well and live.
I have kept my roots the same way in Sun room with no heater on so far and they are growing some shoots.
Good luck.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 11:42AM
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I live In Cupertino California and i am looking for tindora root and snake gourd seeds, I will exchange it for dosakai, ridge gourd and eggplant seeds.

This post was edited by swap77 on Thu, May 1, 14 at 21:17

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 4:31PM
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any one has the long variety of tindora. can exchange for hibrid valor papadi, desi elephant ears purple variety (arbi or tatra) turai,eggplant seeds

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 1:29PM
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