Vigorous vines and dark green foliage.Fruits are long and straight with light green shining skin when tender.Requires minimum temperature of 18 C during early growth but optimal temperatures are in the range of 24 C to 27 C.Bottlegourd tolerates a wide range of soils but prefers a well drained sandy loam soil that is in rich organic matter.Bottle gourd is an important but neglected vegetable for which India is the secondary centre of diversity and endowed with rich variability especially in the fruit characters. There are numerous traditional bottle gourds still used in tribal areas in our country. All of them dry up and develop hard, woody shells which make them usable in many ways. Bottle gourd is a vegetable high on water and is a rich source of vitamin C, K and calcium. It helps in maintaining a healthy heart and brings down bad cholesterol levels. The juice is also beneficial for diabetic patients as it stabilizes the blood sugar level and maintains blood pressure.
- The price mentioned is per packet.
- Quantity per packet: 10 grams