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Ibervillea lindheimeri


Ibervillea lindheimeri.  Cucurbitaceae. Native to Mexico and Texas. It is a slender perennial, trailing or climbing vine with tendrils, growing from a large caudex, it produces small hardly noticeable, yellow flowers in summer and showy, bright orange-to-red melons 2-3.5 cm in diameter in autumn. Sowing: Sow early spring in rich compost in a greenhouse. Place 2 – 3 seeds per pot and thin to the strongest plant. The seed usually germinates in 10 – 21 days at 25°c. Grow the plants on fast and plant them out after the last expected frosts. Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: May 2023