Wax Gourd, White Gourd, Tallow Gourd, Ash Gourd, Gourd Melon, Winter Melon 'K.Y. Trim 2'

Benincasa hispida

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Benincasa (ben-in-KAH-suh) (Info)
Species: hispida (HISS-pih-duh) (Info)
Cultivar: K.Y. Trim 2

Category:

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 22, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

From Known You Seed, which offers this description: "Plants are similar in shape and characteristics to KY Trim, except for the wax on surface when maturing. Early and daylength-insensitive fruits are normally 60 cm by 15-20 cm, with an average weight of 10-14 kg. Thick and tender flesh makes it easy to cook and store. This hybrid variety usually produces two fruits per plant during fall plantings in Taiwan served as wax gourd."

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