- Flower nameCucumis makuwa
- Scientific nameCucumis melo var. makuwa
- Alias真桑瓜, Makuwa uri, 金瓜黄金マクワウリ, Oriental Melon
- Place of originIndia
- Place of floweringGarden, Field
- Flowering seasonJuly, August
What is Cucumis makuwa
Cucumis makuwa, commonly called as Oriental Melon, or Makuwa-uri (Scientific name: Cucumis melo var. Makuwa) is an Indian vine varieties of the family Cucurbitaceae native to India. It came to Japan from China in the early Jomon period. Fruit becomes vegetable / fruit. There are abundant colors such as green and yellow for the outer skin, white and green for the pulp.
Generic name: Cucumis makuwa, Scientific name: Cucumis melo var. India, aka: Oriental Melon, or Makuwa-uri , habitat: all over Japan, environment: field, life type: vine annual, vine length: 10 m, hermaphrodite, leaf shape: 5 and 7 shallow fissures in the shape of a heart and palm, leaf edge: not There are regular saw blades, inflorescence: mutual, petiole: yes, long. Flower color: Yellow, corolla: 5 splits, splits open flat, rounded tip, flowering period: July to August, skin color: green, white, yellow, fruit shape: columnar, rice bran, flesh color : White / green, pulp: fragrant, Harvest period: July to August, Season: Summer, Taste: Hard pulp, low sweetness, Use: Fruit (can be eaten raw), Yellow food is used for serving trays.