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Fong Show, Hybrid

Benincasa hispida var chieh-qua


Fong Show, Hybrid
Seed #667
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.
  • Warm season annual
  • Approx. 15-25 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
  • Maturity: Approx. 55-65 days
  • Planting season: Late spring/early summer
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Cultivation: 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.
Row
Distance
Seed
Spacing
Seed
Depth
Germination
Temperature
48-72" 12-18" 1" 86-90°F
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: 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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