Momordica cochinchinensis - Gac

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4 seeds per pack. Hugely popular in parts of southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, the Gac is a strange fruit of the gourd family. Fruits are about 4-5", roughly oval, with bright orange skin covered in small spines. The pulp is dark red and is traditionally cooked with glutinous rice, but is also used in juices, nutritional supplements and more. The fruits have the highest amount of beta carotene/vitamin A per volume of any known fruit or plant in the world. The fruits also contain a number of other nutrients. Seeds are very rare and so far, very difficult to find. Dioecious vine, needs both a male and female plant to fruit. Plants cannot be sexed until flowering. #2474

Hardy to zone 10a (30 - 35F)