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April 29, 2012

Wax gourd, Fak Keaw

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Wax gourd/Bi' ddao


Wax gourd, Fak Keaw, also called white gourd or Chinese preserving melon, is oblong and light green to white. The ends are rounded and the flesh is solid and white.Crunchy flesh tastes like cucumber and zucchini and is low in starch. Add to stir fries, soups, and casseroles. The shoots/tendrils can be steamed. A good keeper due to waxy coat on maturity



Outdoor planting should occur when danger of frost has passed, and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Gourd seeds may rot before germinating if planted in cold, wet soils.
they can be started indoors 4 weeks prior to planting outdoors. Gourd seeds should be planted in individual containers, such as peat pots, since the roots will not tolerate disturbance during transplanting
Plant seeds or transplants singly 2 feet apart in the row, with rows 5 feet apart; or in hills (thinned to 2 plants), 4 to 5 feet apart with rows 7 feet apart. Gourds are vigorous growers and will readily adapt to a trellis, fence, or arbor for support.


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