Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America – Gourd, Benincasa

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Chinese Fuzzy (Fuzzy Squash, Fuzzy Melon) – Vendor: Seed Saver’s Exchange. Characteristics: fruit small (8-14″ long x 3-4″ diameter), weighing 5-15 lb, hairy with little waxy bloom, heavy yielder, 55-60 day maturity, eaten immature like summer squash. 1981.

Chinese Preserving Melon (Courge à la cire, Chinese Winter Melon) – Characteristics: introduced to USA from China in 1892, large round to oblong fruit, 10-15″ long, weighing 15-25 lb, waxy. 1892.

Giant – Vendor: Seed Saver’s Exchange. Characteristics: fruit very large. 1985.

Green Long and White (Long White) – Vendor: Sunrise. Characteristics: fruit cylindrical, narrower than Chinese Preserving Melon, weighing about 20 lb, 90 day maturity. 1987.

Large Round – Vendor: Sunrise. Characteristics: fruit round to oblong, 20″ diameter to 24″ long x 12″ diameter, rind light green covered with white wax at maturity, flesh fine grained, 90 day maturity. 1981.

Long Fuzzy – Vendor: Seed Saver’s Exchange. Characteristics: fruit 2′ long x 6″ diameter, 90 day maturity. 1996.

Oblong – Vendor: Jordon Seeds. Characteristics: fruit 12 x 24″ long, weighing up to 20 lb. 1998.

Round – Vendor: Seed Saver’s Exchange. Characteristics: fruit similar to Chinese Fuzzy but roundish to oval instead of cylindrical. 1988.

Small Chinese – Vendor: Sunrise. Characteristics: fruit round and small, maturing to 5-10 lb, flesh fine grained. 1987.

Super Soup – Characteristics: fruit very long, 39″ long x 8″ diameter, rind smooth and without waxy bloom, vigorous short day plant; from Taiwan. Facciola’s Cornucopia, 1990.

Ton Qwa Round – Vendor: Evergreen. Parentage: from Japan. Characteristics: medium-sized round fruit weighing 15-20 lb., very productive. 1994.

Tong Qua Large White – Vendor: Evergreen. Characteristics: very large fruit 30″ long x 18″ diameter, 120 day maturity. 1987.