This variety of bottle gourd is called the Lattu Ghiya in India and is cultivated differently too. Grown along a trellis that comprises wooden or metal bars as a means of support for the fruit to retain its unique shape. Consisting of all the qualities of bottle gourd, the bulb or pear-shaped variant too, is an excellent source of Vitamin C, B, zinc, potassium, magnesium and many other beneficial and life-sustaining nutrients. It also helps in lowering bad cholesterol levels. With a high water content, almost 94%, the vegetable can be consumed without having to worry about burning calories.
So go ahead and grow the freshest bottle gourd bulbs in your homes and farms. Whether cook as a curry with your favorite spices or extract its juice, but do make it a part of your regular diet.
Germination in a week and can be harvested in 3-4 weeks.
Sowing method: Seedling
Sowing Time: All seasons
We recommend you to plant in a Medium size pot with good ‘Potting Mix’. In case you are planting in soil, do add ‘Vermicompost’, ‘Neem Cake Powder’ & Multi Nutrient Mix for better germination & growth.
|Sunlight: Full Sunlight|
|Water: 1-2 times in a week|
|Seasonal Information- Summer|
|Harvest – 12 Weeks|
1-2 times in a week