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Old 04-07-2012, 08:43 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Are the Mekong fruits edible?
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:02 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Are the Mekong fruits edible?
To add to what Yug said, the large flowers (1 to 2 feet long) are used in cooking in China, according to briansbotanicals.net
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:11 PM   #24 (permalink)
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They do actually seem to grow faster from tc though. They are about 3" taller than the basjoo received in the same batch.
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I just bought this plant from Sandy's store... lets see what Mr Mekong can do in my zone. I really don't like starting off with TC plugs, but this one is hard to find in large sizes, eh? Hope it really does grow that fast!
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I just bought this plant from Sandy's store... lets see what Mr Mekong can do in my zone. I really don't like starting off with TC plugs, but this one is hard to find in large sizes, eh? Hope it really does grow that fast!
I got one from get a few months ago...don't worry it will start fast in no time. I can't wait to see how big it will be by the end of the season...can anyone share some pics of yours this year?
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Here is a few of mine. One where it was just planted right after I received it was delivered from PDN. The other....you get the idea.

This is about 3.5 months of growth. Over 7 feet now and really starting to push out new growth very quickly. Loving the Texas heat!

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Getting ready for "the big time"....

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