Vegetables and Fruit forum: Chinese melons

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Sep 7, 2013 7:45 PM CST
These are from my mom's garden: two types winter melon and one git gwa (the one in middle).
I did not get any melons this year but I'm gathering angled luffa gourds. I'm giving them away to my neighbor.


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Newyorkrita
Sep 7, 2013 8:06 PM CST
Interesting melons. Not ones I am familiar with.
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 7, 2013 8:21 PM CST
Mmmmm! Chinese Winter Melon is goooood! Nice haul! Thumbs up
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Sep 8, 2013 2:36 PM CST
Thanks, Cheryl; they are good - how do you cook yours? My dad makes soup with them in the chilly winter months - adding chicken, Chinese mushrooms, dried shrimp, etc. It is delicious. The git gwa is stir-fried.
Do you grow these?

If anyone is interested I will collect the seeds from them.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 8, 2013 5:08 PM CST
I have never grown them. IDK how to cook them but my mom does. It was cooked in a simple flavored chicken broth sauce served over rice. So good!
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Name: Leann
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DarkRhapsody
Sep 13, 2013 10:41 PM CST
Winter melon also goes great in a basic broth with pork slices and scallions.

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