Gac (Momordica cochinchinensis)

Gac (Momordica cochinchinensis)

Regular price $14.95

Live Gac Fruiting Vine Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

Gac is a rare tropical perennial fruiting vine that produce large highly nutritious fruit loaded with health benefits.  The fruit, native to Southeast Asia, is easy to recognize with its bright orange spiny skin and deep red-orange colored flesh. Fresh fruit contains a high concentration of beta-carotene and lycopene. 

A single plant can produce on average 30 to 60 fruit. Gac vines are however either male or female and more than one are needed for production. Flowers, which typically appear 2 to 4 months after initial planting, are pollinated by insects, birds, or by hand.  Gac vines are thick and woody and female plants can also be grafted onto male plants. Gac fruit ripens within 4 to 6 months of pollination.

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Perennial Fruiting Vine

Harvest Season:  Summer - Fall

Mature Size: 10 to 18 ft

Soil & Moisture: Fertile, light, well-draining soil.  Needs plenty of water (especially during hot summer spells) as the large, soft leaves transpire moisture quickly and the fruit needs adequate and regular watering to develop well. Good drainage - no standing water. 

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 8-11 with frost protection.

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.