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Sicana odorifera

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Sikana, Cassabanana, Musk Cucumber
Synonyme: Cucurbita odorifera, Sicana atropurpurea
(5 Korn)

schnellwüchsiger, mehrjähriger oder auch einjähriger, krautiger, einhäusiger Ranker bis zu 20 m mit ca. 30 cm breiten und 12 cm langen, an der Basis tief eingeschnittenen, 3- bis 7gelappten, tief eingeschnittenen, zart grauhaarigen Blättern mit gezahnten Blatträndern. Die weißen oder gelben, urnenförmigen, 5-petaligen Blüten (weibliche ca. 5 cm lang, männliche ca. 2 cm) erscheinen einzeln in Blattachseln und verströmen einen intensiven, melonenähnlichen Duft, gefolgt von duftenden, bis 60 cm langen, glänzenden, zylindrischen oder ellipsenförmigen, orange-roten, maroon- oder dunkel purpurfarbenen Früchten mit violett oder tiefschwarzer Tönung und saftigem, orange-gelben Fruchtfleisch

Steckbrief
Family:  Cucurbitaceae Kürbisgewächse Evergreen: 
Origin:  South America Fragrance:  yes
Group:  Climber Flower:  yellow, gold, pale yellow, lemon-yellow, dark yellow, ocher
Zone:  10 Flowering: 
Hibernate:  mind. 10-15°C Fruits:  Beeren
To use as:  Topfgarten, Wintergarten Locations:  sun to semi-shade
Toxic:  Rare: 

Sowing Instruction
Propagation: Seeds
Pre-Treatment: soak ca. 2-4 h in lukewarm water
Sowing Time: all year round
Sowing Deep: ca. 0,5-1 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 richly water
Fertilization: biweekly 0,2%ig or long-term fertilizer
Pests: Spider mites > especially under glass
Substrate: potting soil + sand or perlite
Culture: bright at approx. 20-25°C + keep constantly moist
Overwintering: overwintering is omitted as one-year culture. Perenniel specimens (short day plants) bright at least 15°C and only so much to water that the root ball not dries out completely.
Note: Cut down after harvest! For the maturity Sicana needs warm temperatures and should stay in cool summers in a greenhouse.
 
Nov 24. Saturday, 2012
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