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
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.
Soil should be mixed with well rotten Cow dung. Sow the seeds at a distance of 4 feet line to line and 1 feet seed to seed. Water it immediately and then water as per requirement. Harvest after 60 to 65 days.