Cassabanana Seeds Very Fragrant (Sicana odorifera)

Cassabanana Seeds Very Fragrant (Sicana odorifera)

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CASSABANANA SEEDS VERY FRAGRANT (Sicana odorifera)
Price for Package of 5 seeds.
The vine is perennial, herbaceous, fast-growing, heavy, requiring a strong trellis; climbing trees to 50 ft (15 m) or more by means of 4-parted tendrils equipped with adhesive discs that can adhere tightly to the smoothest surface. Young stems are hairy. The leaves are gray-hairy, rounded-cordate or rounded 
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CASSABANANA SEEDS VERY FRAGRANT (Sicana odorifera)

Price for Package of 5 seeds.

The vine is perennial, herbaceous, fast-growing, heavy, requiring a strong trellis; climbing trees to 50 ft (15 m) or more by means of 4-parted tendrils equipped with adhesive discs that can adhere tightly to the smoothest surface. Young stems are hairy. The leaves are gray-hairy, rounded-cordate or rounded kidney-shaped, to 1 ft (30 cm) wide, deeply indented at the base, 3-lobed, with wavy or toothed margins, on petioles 1 1/2 to 4 3/4 in (4-12 cm) long.
 Flowers are white or yellow, urn-shaped, 5-lobed, solitary, the male 3/4 in (2 cm) long, the female about 2 in (5 cm) long. Renowned for its strong, sweet, agreeable, melon-like odor, the striking fruit is ellipsoid or nearly cylindrical, sometimes slightly curved; 12 to 24 in (30-60 cm) in length, 2 3/4 to 4 1/2 in (7-11.25 cm) thick, hard-shelled, orange-red, maroon, dark-purple with tinges of violet, or entirely jet-black; smooth and glossy when ripe, with firm, orange-yellow or yellow, cantaloupe-like, tough, juicy flesh, 3/4 in (2 cm) thick. In the central cavity, there is softer pulp, a soft, fleshy core, and numerous flat, oval seeds, 5/8 in (16 mm) long and 1/4 in (6 mm) wide, light-brown bordered with a dark-brown stripe, in tightly-packed rows extending the entire length of the fruit.
 The fruit is long and cylindrical. Think overgrown cucumber, with a very tough skin and what is said to be a lovely aromatic smell. In fact, many people  use the long-lasting fruit to freshen the smell of a room.  The fruit is either cooked prematurely like squash, or allowed to ripen and used fresh, in drinks, pies, or preserves. It’s said to have a sweet tropical flavor.

Sowing Instructions

Propagation:

Seeds

Pretreat:

soak in water for 2-4  hours

Stratification:

0

Sowing Time:

all year round

Sowing Depth:

0.5-1 cm

Sowing Mix:

Coir or sowing mix + sand or perlite

Germination temperature:

20-25 ° C

Location:

bright + keep constantly moist not wet

Germination Time:

2-4 weeks

Watering:

Water regularly during the growing season

 


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Data sheet

Organic Seeds ?
Organic Seeds
HEIRLOOM ?
Yes
Handpicked seeds ?
Handpicked seeds
Perennial ?
Perennial plant : Yes
Edible?
Edible
Medicinal Plant?
Medicinal Plant: Yes

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