The best time to plant seeds is Summer and Monsoon. It requires moist and hot climatic conditions for its cultivation.
Bottle Gourd grows best in Sandy loamy soils with a sound drainage system.
To get the soil to a fine tilth, up to 6-7 ploughings should be done, followed by harrowing.
This crop requires immediate irrigation and is very beneficial in this cultivation.
The crop is ready to harvest in 60-70 days, depending upon the variety and season.
The expected average yield can be 100-120 quintals/hectare.