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Winter Melon Wax Gourd Benincasa Hispida Seeds
Packet of 10+ seeds!
Love these guys, really big melons on a vine like a cucumber.
Very popular is Asia and sometimes called white gourd, winter gourd, tallow gourd, Chinese preserving melon, or ash gourd. Awesome whatever you call them!
They can be enjoyed many different ways. Quite similar to Hairy Melons, but shorter and stockier with a pure white flesh. They
Raw is really refreshing with the texture of watermelon when fully ripe or green coconut when immature, but the flavour is more savoury, not sugary sweet. Just crisp, juicy and delicious!
Or you can cook and eat the flowers and the shoots, and the small fruits fried up taste like zucchini, or a sweeter, less watery, firm and tender squash? If that makes any sense…
The fruit can be left to mature to an enormous size, then diced for stews, curries, soups and I am telling you now, it’s fantastic in a roast! Absorbs all the meaty goodness, without sucking up the fat!
Cool looking vine with a fine velvet on the leaves that seems to stop the bugs attacking them. The fine velvety down or hairs on the fruit fall off as the fruit matures or can be removed with a standard vegetable peeler.
For all intents and purposes they are just a cooler, rarer, savoury vegetable until they get about 30cms/12inches.
After that the flesh firms up a bit, goes pure white, and the skin gets a cool waxy coating that protects the delicious flesh from bug attack.
That’s when the texture and flavour become more melony. Still not sweet mind you, very little sugar at all, just crisp and refreshing.
Grown by us organically, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!