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Gourd Seeds - Fong Show - Hybrid. Benincasa hispida var chieh-qua. 55-65 days. Non-GMO. Warm season annual. This fuzzy gourd, mao gua or mokwa, is a early to medium maturing hybrid. The fruit is dark green, growing to 8-10" long and 2-3" wide. Vigorous and productive variety. Approx 700 seeds / oz.
Requires a long, warm growing season. Prepare fertile well drained soil. Sow seeds in spring/summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Hill planting: Form soil into a 1-ft. diameter mound 3-4" tall. Space mounds 4-6' apart. On each mound plant 1-2 seeds. Row planting: See spacing info in chart. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Hand pollination may be necessary. Train to climb a vertical support for straighter fruit, better air circulation and ease of harvest. Harvest young tender fruits for eating. Use jointed gourd as a substitute for zucchini. To retain best flavor, do not overcook. Cut into chunks for steaming, stir frying, soups or braising. Stuff hollowed melons with meat and bake.
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