Types of asian squash or melons
Chinese vegetables, sometimes called Oriental vegetables, favored in Chinese and Asian cooking are easy to grow. They are tasty, vigorous, and highly adaptable. Most are fast growing and suitable for small gardens and containers. Chinese vegetables can generally be broken into three groups: those easy to grow in temperate regions with cool and cold winters, those that require higher temperatures and long-growing seasons—sub-tropical plants, and, finally, a small group of water vegetables, tubers, and herbs. Like other vegetable crops, Chinese vegetables can be divided into warm-season and cool-season growing crops. Here are common warm-season Chinese vegetables.
These Asian vegetables are perfect for a volatile growing season
Cucumber, Courgette, Squash, Pumpkin,Marrow&Unusual Varieties
There was a time when growing Asian vegetables amounted to sowing a few Daikon radishes and cultivating some yardlong beans as novelties. But in recent decades, as gardeners — and seed catalogs — have discovered the richness of vegetable varieties from other lands and cultures, the world of East Asian edibles in particular has opened up to the broader gardening world. Using unusual varieties gets to one of the key aspects of growing your own food: You discover new varieties that are either unavailable at the store or will lack the freshness of the homegrown article, even at the farmers markets. The experience of tasting a Chinese radish that is sweet, not fiery, or a cabbage with the raw flavor of lettuce awaits the home gardener looking to the East. Kitazawa Seed Co. Its offerings are now widely grown by everyone, said Maya Shiroyama, company president.
Chinese Vegetables: Warm-Season Varieties
Cucurbita Latin for gourd   is a genus of herbaceous vines in the gourd family , Cucurbitaceae , also known as cucurbits, native to the Andes and Mesoamerica. Five species are grown worldwide for their edible fruit, variously known as squash , pumpkin , or gourd depending on species, variety , and local parlance, [a] and for their seeds. Other kinds of gourd, also called bottle-gourds, are native to Africa and belong to the genus Lagenaria , which is in the same family and subfamily as Cucurbita but in a different tribe.
A long dark green, good keeping greenhouse cucumber. Open pollinated variety, remove male flowers. Sweet flavoured with small seed core.