Flower Database

Oriental pickling melon

Basic information
Flower Name
Oriental pickling melon
Formal Name
Cucumis melo var. conomon
Alias
白瓜
Habitat
China, India
Morph
vining annual vegetable
Comment
Oriental pickling melon or shiro-uri (scientific name: Cucumis melo var. conomon) is a vining annual vegetable of the cucumber family Cucurbitaceae, native to China and India. It produces yellow flowers in summer and harvests the fruit in the fall. Because it is a member of the genus Cucumis, the petals are crumpled. The fruit's outer skin is glossy and can be white or green, but it is called shiro-uri because it turns white when fully ripe and because it is whiter than a cucumber. It is a variant of the melon, but it is considered a culinary use because it has a lighter sweetness and taste, and it has a crispy texture when chewed. Most of its ingredients are water and low in calories, but it contains vitamin C, vitamin B1 and carotene.
Common name: Oriental pickling melon or shiro-uri , scientific name: Cucumis melo var. conomon, Also known as: giraffe, gourd, cucurbits, yue gourd (Chinese), Oriental pickling melon (English name), Place of origin: China, India, Vine length: 100 to 200 cm, Flower color: yellow, Dioeciousness, Flowering time: August; fruit skin color: white/green; fruit shape: oblong; fruit length: 20-30 cm.
Detailed information
Order
Cucurbitales
Family
Cucurbitaceae
Genus
Cucumis
Species
C. melo var. conomon
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Campanulate
Leaf type
Palmate
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
field
Color
Yellow
Season
Aug
Height
100  ~ 200  [cm]
Diameter
3  ~ 4