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Approximately 20.00 seeds per gram
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The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Benincasa hispida is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F (-1° to +4.5°C)
|Type of plant - annual
Flower or inflorescence:
glob., ~flattened, ~12kg (90-100days)
(fruit hispid, glaucous, becomes waxy)
|Benincasa hispida sales history
Synonyms (alternative names) for Benincasa hispida:
|Benincasa cerasifera, Benincasa cerifera, Benincasa pruriens, Cucurbita hispida,|
Common names for Benincasa hispida:
|Ash Gourd, Chinese Fuzzy Gourd, large, Chinese Fuzzy Gourd,large, Chinese Winter Melon, Condol, Courge cireuse, Doan gua pi,zi,ren, Dong gwa, Kusmanda, Mao qwa, Tallow Gourd, Tong gwa, Tunka, Wachskurbis, Wax Gourd, White Gourd, Zit-kwa,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
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Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
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.
Benincasa hispida seeds will usually germinate in 15-29 days.
Sow Benincasa hispida 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)