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BOTTLE GOURD LONG SEEDS (20 Seeds) BOTTLE GOURD LONG SEEDS (20 Seeds)

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SPECIFICATIONS

PLANTS :Long Vines

SOWING TIME :Summer As Well As Rainy Season

FIRST PICKING :After 60-65 Days From Sowing

FRUIT :Medium Green, Sleek And Tender, Shape Lauki Type I.E Round From Top And Tapering From Base

FRUIT LENGTH :18-20 Inches Long

SPECIFICATION :Retains Green Color Even After Maturity,High Yielding

SPECIFICATIONS

PLANTS :Long Vines

SOWING TIME :Summer As Well As Rainy Season

FIRST PICKING :After 60-65 Days From Sowing

FRUIT :Medium Green, Sleek And Tender, Shape Lauki Type I.E Round From Top And Tapering From Base

FRUIT LENGTH :18-20 Inches Long

SPECIFICATION :Retains Green Color Even After Maturity,High Yielding

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SOWING TIME

Summer & rainy season

Sowing Distance

Seed to seed - 1' Line to line - 4'

Fruit Shape

cylindrical

Days to maturity

60-65 days

Details
How to sow
Bottle Gourd, also known as Calabash, opo squash, long melon and white-flowered gourd is called by different names in South Asia such as Lauki, dhoodhi and ghiya. With the least amount of calories per serving, intake of bottle gourd can help with weight-reduction/control programs. An excellent source of the antioxidant Vitamin C, it helps the body get rid of free radicals and prevent the formation of cancer cells. It also packs in Vitamin B3, B5, B6, calcium, zinc, potassium, and magnesium. A water-rich vegetable, it keeps the body hydrated and cool and reduces internal heat. Effective for people suffering from Tuberculosis and those looking to boost immunity. Bottle gourd is widely used as an ingredient in stews, soups, curd, curries and even as a sweet dish. It is also consumed as a juice by many as a popular remedy for epilepsy and nervous disorders.
Growing guide for Bottle Gourd Long Seeds

Planting instructions

Soak the seeds in water overnight to speed up germination.

Raise the seedlings in a 4 inch pot indoors (growing vegetables from seeds) or in a hot/frost free place (temperature at least 20 deg C).

The seeds should be spaced about 24 inches apart so the plants have room to grow.

You can thin out weaker seedlings as the plants grows. Make sure the bottle gourd plants are going to be stable as the fruit can be heavy on the vines.

Growing Requirements

watering

Keep the soil constantly moist.

pests

Some of the symptoms include punctures in the early tender fruit tissues. The entire crop can be completely lost by infestation. The maggots can cause premature dropping of fruits. The types of pests attacking are – Nematode Leaf Spot, Powdery mildew, Downey mildew fruit fly, Shoot and fruit borer, Spider mites, Aphids, Beetles, and Caterpillars

soil

Prefers soil with pH levels of 5.5 - 6.8. Thrives the best in sandy, loamy soil.

spot

Ideally, the plant should receive 8 hours of sunlight per day to thrive

temperature

This crop requires a moderate warm temperature. Can't withstand frost. Bottle gourd requires a minimum temperature of 18 C (65 F) during early growth, but optimal temperatures are in the range of 24–27 C (75-80 F)

how to harvest

Bottle gourd crop should be harvested while it is still green. Delay in harvest causes it to weaken or become dry.

Simply cut the stem using a sharp knife or trimming shears.

Leave as much of the stem on the gourd as possible.

The time from planting to gather is 60 to 120 days from transplants.

 

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