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Benincasa hispida oblong

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 51208

Type of plant - annual
Fruit: lt. GREEN, waxy, to 90x50cm., 90 day
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Common names for Benincasa hispida oblong:

Dong Gwa, Oblong,  Dong gwa, oblong,  Large Wax Gourd,  Winter Melon,Oblong,  Winter Melon,oblong, 

Benincasa hispida oblong is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

34:   Oriental Herb and Vegetable Seed List
Not all Oriental Herbs are Culinary, or even edible. Be sure to correctly identify and prepare all herbs and vegetables before use.
51:   Chinese Native and Introduced Plants
83:   Vegetable Seed List
331:  Cucurbitaceae
946:   Diabetes, Plants for treating diabetes
This list has been put together mostly from scientific experiments published on the internet.

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Germination guide for Benincasa hispida oblong

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Benincasa hispida oblong seeds will usually germinate in 15-29 days.
Sow Benincasa hispida oblong seeds about 6mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 25°C.

Sow Benincasa hispida oblong seeds on the surface of moist compost, use a translucent cover to allow light in and to keep the compost humid and warm (do not place in direct sunlight)

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