- Flower nameOriental pickling melon
- Scientific nameCucumis 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.