Source for Winter Melon?

queuetue(5a)February 3, 2009

I'd like to grow winter melon - I used to get winter melon cakes from an Asian grocery, and I miss them. Would they grow in my zone if I started them indoors, and can anyone suggest a source?

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I believe most Asian vegies need a long hot season? you may need to use black plastic mulch or some other season extenders? Try Kitazawa seeds, they have lots of great asian vegies.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 2:10PM
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Evergreen seeds has 8 different cultivars of Wax Gourd/Winter Melon/Tung Qwa (Benincasa hispida) including a small 65 day cultivar from Chia Tai (Thailand) (Thai Small). Some cultivars of wax gourd ( there are well over 30)go over 50 pounds. Thai Small only goes 2-3 lbs.
Kitazawa has 4 cultivars,and a similar 70 day cultivar named Balloon at 2-3 lbs. Note that if you go to Kitazawa look under Gourds not melons.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wax Gourd

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 6:33PM
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