4780 - Seven Star: Short fruit type. Early maturity. Vigorous growing and disease resistant. Cold tolerant. The fruits are average 17 cm long. Hairy Gourd (Benincasa hispida var. chieh-gua). Other names: wax melon, fuzzy gourd. Optimum germination temperature: 30-32°C . Seeds can be started indoors 3-4 weeks before frost date for earlier harvests. Harden plants off by reducing temperature, water, and fertilizer. Plant outdoors after danger of all frost has passed.
Winter melon is loaded with nutrition. It contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin C. It also possess various minerals such as calcium, sodium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, manganese, copper, magnesium, selenium and potassium. Due to its high content in potassium, it helps to maintain blood pressure level. It contains nearly 96% water.