Ash Gourd Farming Tips: Ash Gourd Varieties
Posted - Sep 03, 2023
The major benefits of Ash Gourd are weight loss, elimination of intestinal worms, treating constipation, relieving acidity, boosting the nervous system, and curing ulcers.
The popular varieties of Ash Gourd in India are Pusa Ujjwal, Kashi Ujjwal, CO-1, CO-2, MAH 1, and MHAG 2. These hybrid varieties are known for their high yield and profitability.
Ash Gourd is a warm-season crop, requiring temperatures between 24°C and 31°C for optimal growth. It develops well in humid conditions as it needs higher rainfall.
Ash Gourd can be produced on any type of soil. A deep sandy loam soil with proper drainage is best for the cultivation of Ash Gourd at a soil pH level between 6.0 and 6.5.
Multiple plougings up to four times are needed for the preparation of land in Ash Gourd farming. After ploughing the field, an appropriate amount of farmyard manure is applied.
To obtain a profitable yield, Ash Gourd is recommended to be planted from September to December and January to March. These months have the ideal temperature for the best yield.
Ash Gourd harvesting is done 90 to 100 days after planting. However, the harvesting time varies according to the market demand for immature or ripe yield of Ash Gourd.