Cranberry Gourd (Abobra tenuifolia)

Perennial Climber
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Cranberry Gourd
Abobra tenuifolia
Cucurbitaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Fruit[177]. No more details. The egg-shaped fruit is about 12mm long[219].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow April in a rich compost in the greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and plant them out after the last expected frosts.
Requires a warm sunny position and a light soil[1, 245]. Although not hardy outdoors in most of Britain, the plant has a fleshy root about 30cm below the soil surface and this can be stored overwinter in a greenhouse or frame[1, 219], replanting it in May[245]. One report says that the root can be left in the ground in the very mildest parts of Britain[245]. A climbing plant, supporting itself by means of tendrils[219]. The greenish-white flowers are powerfully scented[245]. Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required[219].
S. America – Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay

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