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Momordica sp. (giant)

Momordica sp. (giant)


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Balsambirne, Balsam Pear, Bitter Gourd
(10 Korn)

laubabwerfender, krautiger Ranker bis zu 5 m mit wechselständig angeordneten, bis zu 7-gelappten, tiefgrünen Blättern und gelben, 5-petaligen Schalenblüten. Aus den Blüten entwickeln sich hängende, eßbare, grüne, bei Reife orangefarbene, gurkenähnliche Früchte mit orangefarbenem Fruchtfleisch mit bitterem Geschmack.
Diese Art hat 6x größere Früchte als die reguläre M. charantia.

Family:  Cucurbitaceae Kürbisgewächse Evergreen:  no
Origin:  Africa Fragrance: 
Group:  Climber Flower:  yellow
Zone:  6 Flowering: 
Hibernate:  entfällt, da einjährig Fruits:  Beeren
To use as:  Garten, Topfgarten, Wintergarten Locations:  sun
Toxic:  Rare: 

Sowing Instruction
Propagation: Seeds
Pre-Treatment: soak ca. 3-6 h in lukewarm water
Sowing Time: all year round
Sowing Deep: ca. 1 cm
Sowing Mix: Coir or sowing mix + sand or perlite
Germination Temperature: ca. 20-25°C
Location: bright + keep constantly moist, not wet
Germination Time: ca. 2-4 weeks
Irrigation: in the growing season regularly water
Fertilization: weekly 0,2%ig or long-term fertilizer
Pests: Spider mites > especially under glass
Substrate: potting soil + sand or perlite
Culture: bright at approx. 15-20°C + keep constantly moist
Overwintering: is dropped, because annual
Wednesday 22 May, 2013
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