Grown for its thick, white melon flesh, and the wax gourd can reach 10 to 12 pounds and 16″ long. The light green skin is covered with very fine hair and will form a white powder when ripe. The vine of this cold tolerant variety will spread. The waxy layer that forms over the ripe fruit protects the melon and allows for long storage periods.
Learn to Grow Winter Melon
Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
Direct Seed: 8-12" Apart
Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Light: Full Sun
Instructions – Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed. In short season areas, grow from transplants started indoors 6 weeks in advance. Gourds grow well on fences or garden trellises