TINDORA SPINACH FRUIT (Coccinia grandis) harvested fruits
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TINDORA SPINACH FRUIT (Coccinia grandis)


April 2017 UPDATE: This plant is a survivor! Currently inundated with vines. Seeds in stock. Don’t have the usual 2″ square pot (from seeds) specimens ready to go, but tons of thick vines on hand for plant orders. “Gourd” isn’t a proper name, as gourds get hard and shell like usually. The fruits on this one get super soft when ripe!

Called Ivy Gourd, Scarlet Gourd, Thai spinach, Kovai, Tindora (and a host of other names) the young leaves and slender tops of the stems are cooked and eaten as a potherb, in soups, or as a side dish, often with rice. The young and tender green fruits are eaten raw in salads, or boiled, steamed, fried, added to dishes like curry or soups or even fermented. The ripe, scarlet fruit is fleshy, on the sweet side, and eaten raw. It can also be candied. The fruit is often available in speciality markets and is very common in India. –Eat The Weeds

This has invasive potential. A great hardy & productive edible species, but please plan out a spots where it can’t run away… because it will! No shipping to Hawaii or Puerto Rico.

Ordering Options:
10 Seeds | 250+ Seeds | 1 Live Plant (2″ rootball/pot) | One Live Plant (3.5″ pot) | Shipping Upgrade: CHOICE | Shipping Upgrade: HEAT PACKS (2)


Product Description

Shipping Upgrades:
-CHOICE: Bigger box + choice select + less trimming = superior specimens normally not provided under the flat rate system.
We can ship out all year round, but that doesn’t mean we can ship to you. If you live in a FROZEN state and don’t want to wait until the thaw we can add heat packs. The parcel will also be wrapped / sealed  / taped more thoroughly than usual. For best results add on this upgrade for as many true tropical plants you order, or know that each upgrade unit will provide up to 2 heat packs to the parcel. If you only add 2 heat packs to a bigger order we can’t be held responsible if things die. A lot of stuff in the inventory can deal with being cold actually, but other stuff simply cannot. If you see this message then the order will be held until you thaw, unless you add heat packs (72 hour). Unless you have it shipped to your workplace (recommended), they might be labelled advising the USPS hold the parcel indoors at the Office for you to pick up (they may or may not actually do it).

Common Names:
Ivy Gourd, Scarlet Gourd, Thai spinach, Kovai, Tindora



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Ivy Gourd Data Links:
Bing Images – Dave’s Garden – Eat The Weeds – Encyclopedia of Life – Extension – Globeinmed – Google Scholar – Herbcyclopedia – JSTOR – Nutrientology – Planet Ayurveda – PubMed.gov – Rain Tree – Sigma-Aldrich – USDA – WebMD – Wikipedia



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10 Seeds, 250+ Seeds, 1 Live Plant (2″ rootball/pot), One Live Plant (3.5″ pot), Shipping Upgrade: CHOICE, Shipping Upgrade: HEAT PACKS (2)

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