Oriental pickling melon

Cucumis melo var. conomon

  • Oriental pickling melon
  • Oriental pickling melon
  • Flower name
    Oriental pickling melon
  • Scientific name
    Cucumis melo var. conomon
  • Aliasシラウリ, 白瓜
  • Place of originChina, India
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonAugust

What is Oriental pickling melon

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.


  • Eye
    Cucurbitales
  • Family
    Cucurbitaceae
  • Genus
    Cucumis
  • Species
    C. melo var. conomon
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Bell-shaped
  • Leaf type
    Palm shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typevining annual vegetable
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 4.0 cm

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