Winter melon is called so because the melons mature at the end of Autumn and if kept dark and dry will last through winter, providing a delicious soup, drink or stew food.
Winter Melon is the base for Sweetheart cakes, and can be successfully blended to produce a unique and refreshing cold drink.
Picked, with the stem still intact, they will last for over 12 months.
Best planted in Spring and early summer, they are easy to germinate and quick to grow.
Give them plenty of space and even something to climb on will be used.