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Offline Bluwise

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What's this please?
« on: September 12, 2015, 12:59:07 PM »



This is growing on a vine type plant next to our terrace.  Just wondered what it is and if it's safe?  Large orange/yellow pods with purple/red seeds inside.

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Re: What's this please?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2015, 13:07:52 PM »
Difficult to be sure from the picture. It looks like a bitter gourd ( gohya ) that's either split open because of the heat or it's been eaten by insects.

Put 'gourd images' into Google and you might see something similar.

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Re: What's this please?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2015, 13:58:01 PM »

  You might be able to smoke it Bluwise.      ;)  ;)  ;)    :)

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Re: What's this please?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2015, 14:15:34 PM »
Check out Bitter Melon

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Re: What's this please?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2015, 15:22:32 PM »

  You might be able to smoke it Bluwise.       ;)   ;)   ;)     :)

After you sir  8) ;D

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Re: What's this please?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2015, 15:27:15 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions - I think it is  bitter melon (gourd) but don't think I'll be trying it - despite the zillions of health benefits claimed.  :)

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Re: What's this please?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2015, 17:47:53 PM »

  Save the seeds and grow some on if they are attractive plants. ?

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Re: What's this please?
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2015, 01:05:41 AM »
Karela - a bitter gourd used in Indian recipes is very similar but only seen green ones before. Like a very knobbly cucumber.

They are very bitter but pretty awesome cooked with spices. A personal favourite dish.

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Re: What's this please?
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2015, 16:42:41 PM »
You can buy these on the market




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