Ridge Gourd Farming Tips & Varieties in India
Posted - Apr 21, 2023
With loads of nutrients, Ridge Gourd purifies blood, reduces free radicals and fights summer’s heat. Some of the Ridge gourd nutrients include vitamin C and vitamin A.
Kashi Jyoti, Kashi Khushi, Kashi Shivaani, PKM and Desi Chaitali are some of the popular ridge gourd varieties in India. These varieties are easily produced throughout the nation.
The temperature considered best for Ridge Gourd cultivation is between 25 °C and 30 °C. As a result, ridge gourd can easily be grown in the common Indian regions.
The soil is prepared by making pits in the field, and the size of the pits should be 45 x 45 x 45 cm. Also, ridge gourd can be grown either by seedlings or seeds.
The drip irrigation method is considered best for ridge gourds. Its cultivation does not require much water, and watering once a week is sufficient for production.
Farmers can harvest ridge gourd manually by cutting the fruit from the stem. It is ready to harvest around two months after sowing to get the best-quality yield.