Abobra viridiflora Naudin
Bryonia tenuifolia Gillies
Common Name: Cranberry Gourd
Cranberry gourd is a perennial climbing plant producing annual stems up to 3.5 metres long from a fleshy rootstock. The stems scramble over the ground, climbing into the surrounding vegetation and supporting themselves by means of tendrils.
The fruit is said to be sometimes harvested from the wild and eaten locally.
S. America - Argentina, Uruguay
Found from sea level to 500 metres.
A plant of low to moderate elevations, mainly in the subtropical zone.
Requires a warm sunny position and a light soil[
The plant has a fleshy root about 30cm below the soil surface[
The greenish-white flowers are powerfully scented[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms must be grown if seed is required[
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Seed - sow mid spring 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.