About 2 weeks after mating, lay mats on each seed so as not to damage the fruit. That seems to be all there is to Benincasa hispida in the field. This work is done on a sunny day, and laying down mats one by one is rare nationwide. The fruit has a hard skin and is highly storable. It can be stored until it gets cold, and retains more than 90% of its water content. On March 2, 2022, it was registered as a Geographical Indication (GI) by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

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