Ash Gourd F-1 Hybrid (1)
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Ash Gourd F-1 Hybrid Seeds (Petha /पेठा के बीज)

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Ash gourd contains lots of minerals and vitamins and has high moisture content. As its name is winter melon but it likes warm weather to grow. It’s very fun and interesting to grow ash gourd at home. If you have very little knowledge about ash gourd and want to know how to grow ash gourd in pots, winter melon growing season or when to harvest winter melon and many more. So your all doubts will be clear after reading the ash gourd growing instructions. Buy the best Quality Ash Gourd F-1 Hybrid Seeds Online at the best price in India from with a High Germination rate.

About this item

  • Number of Ash Gourd seeds (petha kaddu ke beej): 10 Seeds
  • Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
  • Growing season: Summer (February-June)
  • Sowing method: Seedling transplant
  • Seeds Sowing depth: 1.5 -2 cm
  • Germination temperature: 25°C to 30°C
  • Germination Time: 6 to 14 days from sowing 
  • Harvesting: 3 to 4 months
  • Plant vigor: strong plant 
  • Fruit Average weight: 4 to 6 kg

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Ash Gourd Growing Season In India

Ash gourd is a warm-season fruit; In India, summer (February-June) is the best time to sow the seeds. Additionally, you can also grow ash gourd from September to October.

How To Grow Ash Gourd

Ash gourd is a heat-loving fruit and is generally transplanted rather than directly sown in any pots/grow bags. Choose a seedling tray or small pot (up to 8-10 cm) and a final pot or grow bag (45-60cm) deep and wide) with well-draining holes. Ash gourds can fast germinate at temperatures between 25-30°C.

Ash Gourd Seeds Sowing Method

Take a seedling tray or small pots, fill it with coco peat or perlite medium then sow ash gourd seeds in a depth of about 1.5- 2 cm in the growing medium. Keep the seedling in a sunny location till the seeds germinate and water the seeds with a spray pump. Give adequate water; keep the soil moist and give proper sunlight for better growth of ash gourd plants. Ash gourd seeds will be germinated within 1-2 weeks (depending on growing conditions).

Transplant Ash Gourd Seedlings Into Big Pots

After 2-3 weeks of ash gourd seeds sowing, when the plant grows 5-6 leaves, the ash gourd plant will be ready to transplant. Take a big pot/grow bag, fill the soil in pots with any organic fertilizer then transplant the ash gourd plant safely along with root balls of a medium. After transplanting give water to the plant and keep moisture in the soil.

Best Fertilize For Ash Gourd Plant

Ash gourd does not need any feed and grows well without fertilizer. Still apply organic fertilizer vermicompost every 20 days after transplanting.

Support For Ash Gourd Plant

We all know ash gourd is a vining plant and it needs support for growing. Provide a support structure for ash gourd plants like a trellis, poles, pipe, bamboo, rope, or creeper net.

Ash Gourd Plant Care Tips

Water - At the initial stage of the ash gourd, water every 3-4 days then give water every alternate day (when the ash gourd starts flowering or set fruits).
Soil – For better results of ash gourd plant, use well drainage, loamy soil, and rich fertile.
Sunlight – Ash Gourd is sensitive to frost and low-temperature conditions. It requires 6-8 hours of full sunlight but in hot summer protect the plant from the afternoon sun.
Temperature – The best growing temperature for ash gourd plants ranges from 18 to 35°C.
Common pests and diseases – Red beetles, fruit flies, and aphids are harmful to ash gourd plants. Mosaic virus, powdery mildew, and downy mildew are some common diseases that infect ash gourd plants. Use neem oil, to control these pests, and avoid putting water on the leaves to save the plants.

Ash Gourd Harvest Time

  • Ash gourd will be ready to harvest within 3-4 months from planting; harvesting may continue up to 5 months from transplanting.
  • When the fruit’s coating becomes waxy, it’s the right time to harvest ash gourd.
  • You can start picking ripe ash gourd; as the stem attached to the fruit is thick so take the help of pruning scissors or clippers for ash gourd harvest. 

Ash Gourd Plant Special Features

  • Common name - Winter melon, wax gourd, white gourd, and petha kaddu (पेठा कद्दू)
  • Scientific name - Benincasa hispida
  • Plant Height - 300- 600cm
  • Flower color - Yellow
  • Grow Level - Easy


Why are my ash gourd seeds not germinating?

Ash gourd seeds will not germinate because of improper growing conditions like not getting enough sunlight, sowing seeds too deep in the soil, over watering or under watering.
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Based on 10 reviews
Rajesh Singh

Not growing seeds

Hi there, thank you for leaving a review. We are sorry to hear that your Seeds did not germinate as expected. Please keep in mind that germination rates can depend on various factors such as weather conditions, soil quality, and watering frequency. We recommend giving it some more time and adjusting these factors to see better results. If you continue to face issues, please reach out to us and we will be happy to assist you. Thank you for choosing our product.

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vasu malai
Good Germination

all of the seeds got germination and growing well.

Hi there! Thank you for your review. We're so happy to hear that all of your Ash Gourd F-1 Hybrid Seeds have successfully germinated and are growing well. Keep up the good work! Happy gardening!

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Zubair ahmad NAIK

Seed quantity is not enoughf

Shajan Jacob V
80% germination

80% germination

Rakesh Joshi