Cucumis makuwa

Cucumis melo var. makuwa

  • Cucumis makuwa
  • Cucumis makuwa
  • Cucumis makuwa
  • Cucumis makuwa
  • Flower name
    Cucumis makuwa
  • Scientific name
    Cucumis 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.


  • Order
    Cucurbitales
  • Family
    Cucurbitaceae
  • Genus
    Cucumis
  • Species
    C. melo var. makuwa
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    High cup-shaped
  • Leaf type
    Palm shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typevine varieties
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height1000.0 ~ 1000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 3.0 cm

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