Kushmanda / Winter Melon / Benincasa Hispida

Kushmanda, Winter Melon (Benincasa Hispida) Description of Plant Kushmanda is also known as Benincasa hispida, commonly known as wax gourd, fuzzy gourd or kadu. It is the native of Southeast Asia. This plant grows annually. This plant is a creeping with branched tendrils that can climb over with the help of some support, cover fences or sprawl along the ground. Primarily this plant is grown as a food plant. Kushmanda stems are thick, hairy, grooved prominently and covered with sharp

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