GOURD Wax Benincasa hispida

Benincasa hispida

SKU: ES 154
Stock: In Stock
Restrictions: NZ Prohibited

Family: Cucurbitaceae
Characteristics: Fruiting Vine

Seed per packet: 25
Seed per gram: Approx. 60

$4.25 AUD Excl. GST

A fast-growing vine that produces very large fruits up to 20 kg. The fruits are green with a waxy coating. The flesh is white with a sweet flavour and can be used in soups, steamed or stir-fried. All parts of the plant are edible and used medically for thousands of years in Asia. Because of the waxy coating, it will store for a very long time.

Growing note:

Adaptable to most good garden soils but prefers a rich soil with generous amount of water in full sun.

TropicalAll Year Round
Temperate: Spring to Early Summer
Cool climate: Mid Spring to Early Summer

Sow: 2cm deep
Sow 3-4 seeds in raised mounds 1 metre apart in direct in growing position. Thin to to the stwo strongest plants in each mound.
Plant space: 1 metre
Row Space: 1 metre
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 14 weeks

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