C hinese New Year is the most important holiday in Chinese culture. No matter where they live, all family members must return to their hometown. The people would hide in their homes, prepare a feast with offerings to the ancestors and gods, and hope for the best. This is the most important meal of the year. But the Spring Festival is 15 days long! In the lull between activities and celebrations, people will just relax at home and watch TV. And that means snacks.
Asian Melon Seeds | Johnny's Selected Seeds
The oriental melon Cucumis melo Makuwa Group , also known as the Korean melon , is a type of muskmelon that is cultivated in East Asia. The name makuwa uri is said to derive from the village of Makuwa, in the ancient province of Mino now part of Motosu, Gifu , which became known for its high-quality Oriental melons in the 2nd century AD. Unripe melons are often made into various kinds of tsukemono pickles. The plant was first classified as " Cucumis melo L. Makuwa Group ".
A favorite Asian variety of Dr. Amy Goldman, author of Melons for the Passionate Grower. Oriental varieties open a whole new dimension to melons, as they are amazingly different. Crisp and crunchy; they have edible skins. Their small size and light, golden rind make them very attractive.
The Korean melon does not have a lot of commercial exposure. It is said to be difficult to harvest and it easily suffers from sunburn. The melon, rather delicate, with little tolerance of pressure, bruises easily. In fresh markets, Korean melons are also known as yellow melon and dua gan. You are purchasing a package of Korean Melon seeds.