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YIMEISR /Wax Gourd/ Benincasa hispida 20Seeds/bag Organic

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Vegetable fruit
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Product Description ID:3863
name:  Winter Melon
Quantity:  20seeds
package:  A simple wrapper
Plant information
Known by several names, Winter melon is called Tung Gwa, Dong Gua and Doan Gwa in China; Sufed Kaddu, Petha and Lauki in India; Togan in Japan; Fak in Thailand; Wax gourd; White gourd; and Winter gourd. It is the fruit of the Asian vine Benincasa hispida and is used most extensively in Chinese cuisine.
Winter melons are perhaps the largest cold season melons. They can measure 15 inches in diameter and can weigh in excess of thirty pounds at maturity. They are most often marketed by the slice due to their extreme size. Winter melons first impression is a hard, thin, chalky pistachio colored skin with a waxy feel. Its snow white flesh is mild flavored with a similar water rich texture of a watermelon. It bears a large seed cavity that takes up a considerable amount of the flesh.
Cubed or sliced, Winter melon can be steamed, simmered, braised or parboiled and added to stir-fries. Best used in soups, season this rather mild and bland melon with strong spices and herbs. Winter melon are suitable for pickling and may be diced and candied. Whole Winter melons will keep in a cool place for months.
Ethnic/Cultural Info
Winter melon is most acclaimed as the ingredient in the Chinese soup known as tung qwa chung or dong gwa jong, or Winter Melon Pond. This famous soup consists of a rich chicken broth that is cooked and served in the skin of the Winter melon. The skin of the Winter melon is elaborately carved with motifs such as the mythical dragon and phoenix.
Winter melons grow best in warm weather with maximum sunshine. The Winter melon is an ancient food staple of China and was first cultivated in ancient Egypt. Introduced into Europe during the Renaissance, today this melon is cultivated throughout the world. It is grown in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia.
How to plant
Spacing between rows 1 to 1.50 m 2 to 2.50 m between the plants that need a lot of space to grow Tillage depth of about 25 -30 cm naughty dry soil and sub-soil and leave it 1-2 Sunday to give details about lime spreaders. 100 -300 kg of manure or compost rate of 2000-2500 kg fertilizer formulas -15 15 -15 30 -50 kg / ha mixed together to prepare the planting hole dug and planted plantations. Stage set for sowing seed 2-3 / 3-5 cm deep holes or pits and landfills. Cover with straw, dried To maintain soil moisture and regular watering every 10-14 days old or two true leaves, the leaves should withdraw -4 split the remaining two plants per hill.
Maintaining a consistent and adequate irrigation water should not be a gourd and marrow. Dehydration, especially flowering and fruiting, it will fall flowers and fruit near harvest should stop irrigation (15 days before harvest) fertilization age 7-10 days after emergence studded with 46 recipes. -0 -0 30 -50 kg / ha for fertilizer during the flowering and the fruit formula 15 -15 -15 13 -13-21 fertilizer formula or a formula similar rate of 30 -50 kg / ha by gradually put.
The open hatch on the vine or the age of 15-20 days should hold or store to slither up the island to hold a long stick of wood two meters -2.50 already leaning toward each end. Then hold the wood runs across the two slots of 40 -50 cm -3 or a tie and holding a store of about 1.5-2.0 meter height to accommodate and facilitate the work may also be used to hold natural exists. Shrubs such a small fence. It is suitable for growing vegetables.
harvesting After sowing to harvesting age 60 -70 days notice to the employer. The performance began with the capture of egg white. Using a sharp knife, cut the terminal's results. The store should be equipped with the terminals to help maintain a longer time.
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