Possible ‘Sun Melon’ With Watermelon; How to Grow.
Ideal for cultivation in a place with good sunlight.The pH value of the soil should be checked before starting cultivation.The pH value should be between 6.0 and 6.8.The soil should be made nutritious by applying organic manure.
The ‘sun melon’, a pink seedless plant belonging to the pumpkin family, is a low calorie fruit. In Hindi it is called Sarda. Containing vitamin C and potassium, this particular type of pumpkin is as hydrated as our regular watermelon. It contains many nutrients that can be included in the diet for those who want to reduce obesity. Normal watermelon cultivation methods can be adopted. It is a fruit that Koreans enjoyed and ate over a hundred years ago. Many people suspected that the pumpkin was Indian. Pumpkin has long been grown in China and Korea.
The nutrients contained in this particular type of pumpkin help prevent premature aging. The skin can maintain youth. As it contains about 90% water, it can restore vitality and eliminate problems like dry throat. Sun melon or sun watermelon can be included in the diet as it can eliminate fat and cholesterol. It also contains high levels of carotenoids. As it contains beta carotene, it is good for improving eyesight and maintaining good eye health. Beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A.
Ideal for cultivation in a place with good sunlight. The pH value of the soil should be checked before starting cultivation. The pH value should be between 6.0 and 6.8. The soil should be made nutritious by applying organic manure.
If the area is cold for a long time and gets very little sun, it is better to grow the seeds indoors and transplant the seedlings into the field. The first step is to add compost and peat moss to the seed containers. When the seedlings germinate, they should be transplanted outside when the weather is warm.
Mandatory watering every two days. Watering is required at a rate of 2.5 cm to 5.1 cm per week. Care should be taken not to overdo the water. When the fruits start to ripen, the amount of watering should be reduced. When the water is low, the fruits become sweet and fragrant.The fruits ripen before the onset of monsoon or at the end of summer.When plucked from the vines, the fruit becomes soft. But it will not be sweet again.If not eaten immediately after harvest, it can be stored in the fridge for twelve or fifteen days.
It is used to make smoothies, ice cream and desserts. Unripe fruits are used for pickling. This pumpkin can be used with cucumber, mint, ginger, berries, prawns, coconut milk and chilli powder without any side effects.