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Does anyone grow Gac fruit?

Posted by RodneyJS Cerritos, CA (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 28, 11 at 22:49

It,s supposed to be the greatest source of carotene and lycopene. I know it's dioecious but I'm unaware of it's optimum temp range. Gratitude in advance for any pertinent info


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RE: Does anyone grow Gac fruit?

Don;t know its optimum temp range but I know it is grown and will fruit in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida.

Rob


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RE: Does anyone grow Gac fruit?

Rodney,

David from cloudforest is growing it in the central valley. You can ask him questions about it, I have looked into maybe trying to grow it myself (however I have no room for a large perennial vine atm).


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RE: Does anyone grow Gac fruit?

aside from using it as a fresh & natural food coloring sub, what or how do you use your gac? My uncle has a very healthy growing vine, yet to fruit, in zip 92127. I don't know how it compares to your zone.

Tim


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RE: Does anyone grow Gac fruit?

it looks somewhat like bitter melon or what the Trinis here call careilly.

Im pretty sure every tropical fruit grower in South Florida has at least one of those in there yard


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RE: Does anyone grow Gac fruit?

I've read that the pulp around the seeds are edible. The rind is toxic, though.


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RE: Does anyone grow Gac fruit?

Bryan, I believe what you're showing is in fact a smaller bitter melon variety. Gac is a much bigger sized fruit. I remember seeing that bitter melon before, just can't recall it's exact name.

Tim


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RE: Does anyone grow Gac fruit?

I don't grow Gac melon...but lord knows I have a heck of a lot of what was posted by Bryan (mango kush) above. I always called what Bryan posted as Balsam Melon. I have seen it called Bitter Melon also. Its a pain in the butt. It'll over grow an entire tree if you let it.

Harry


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