85 to 95 Days to maturity. Benincasa hispida. Round Winter Melon Wax Gourd Seeds. Annual, Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-GMO. This melon is very popular in Asia and is quickly gaining popularity in the United States. This is because of its low carbohydrate content, and the growing interest in foods that are low-carb or keto-diet friendly. The winter melon has thick, white, sweet flesh. When ripe, the rind is covered with a waxy white coating that protects the fruit. It can be stored for up to a year. Sometimes called the Chinese Watermelon as it is very large, usually weighing 14-22 pounds. It requires a long, warm growing season. Approx 450 seeds / oz.