Benincasa Hispida,  Ash Gourd Seed, Wax Gourd Xiao Donggua

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Benincasa Hispida, Ash Gourd Seed, Wax Gourd Xiao Donggua

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Benincasa Hispida < 小冬瓜 Xiao Dong Gua >
Common Name: Winter Gourd, Winter Melon, Ash Gourd, Wax Gourd, White Gourd, Tallow Gourd, Ash Pumpkin

Family: Cucurbitaceae
Binomial name: Benincasa Hispida

Benincasa hispida, the wax gourd, also called ash gourd, white gourd, winter gourd, tallow gourd, ash pumpkin, and winter melon and “Chinese preserving melon” is a vine grown for its very large fruit, eaten as a vegetable when mature. It is the only member of the genus Benincasa. The fruit is fuzzy when young. The immature melon has thick white flesh that is sweet when eaten. By maturity, the fruit loses its hairs and develops a waxy coating, giving rise to the name wax gourd, and providing a long shelf life. The melon may grow as large as 80 cm in length. It has yellow flowers and broad leaves. The taste is rather bland.

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