Bottle Gourd F1 Long Sumant Hybrid Seeds
Bottle Gourd (Short And Thick) F1 Hybrid Seeds
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Bottle Gourd (Short And Thick) F1 Hybrid Seeds (Lauki/ Ghiya/ लौकी के बीज)

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Bottle gourd vegetables are popular as lauki/ghiya in India. This variety of bottle gourds is Short thick and cylindrical. Skin is Light-green and tender. Plants are very early, vigorous and high yielding. Bottle gourd is not only tasty and delicious but also rich in essential vitamins and nutrients which are grown for its fruit. Bottle Gourd is one of the healthy vegetables you must add to your kitchen garden. Buy the best QualityBottle Gourd (Short And Thick) F1 Hybrid Seeds Online at the best price in India from with a High Germination rate. 

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  • Number of Short and thick Bottle Gourd Seeds: 10 Seeds
  • Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
  • Sowing season: Throughout the year 
  • Mode of sowing: Sow the seeds 1 inch deep in a Container, Grow Bags or Pots.
  • Germination Time: 6 to 14 days from sowing
  • Germination temperature: 20–25ºC
  • Fruit Shape: short and thick
  • Harvesting: 8 to 12 week
  • Plant vigor: Strong plant

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Bottle Gourd Growing Season In India

Bottle gourd can be grown year-round in India. The main growing seasons are summer (Februry – April), monsoon (June to July), and post-monsoon/autumn (September to october), with variations depending on local conditions.

How To Grow Bottle Gourd In Container

The direct sowing method is best for planting bottle gourd in any container. The best size of pot/grow bag is 15-24 inches (height and width) for faster growth of bottle gourd plant. The ideal growing temperature for a  bottle gourd is 20-25 degree Celsius. Give proper water and sunlight to the Bottle gourd so that the plants can get good results.

Bottle Gourd Seeds Sowing Method

Sown Bottle gourd hybrid seeds about 1 inch deep in the soil at a distance of 12-24 inches between two plants. Gently water the soil and keep the soil evenly moist till the seeds germinate. Bottle gourd seeds will take about 8 to 14 days to germinate.

 Bottle Gourd Fertilize Requirements

  • Apply any slow-release fertilizer (such as vermicompost, cow manure, neem cake, or mustard cake) at the time of bottle gourd planting.
  • Feed the bottle gourd plants with liquid fertilizer once a month during the flowering time to increase flowers.

Bottle Gourd Care Tips

Sunlight – The bottle gourd needs at least 8 hours of full sunlight every day.
Water – Give water regularly on summer days and keep moist the soil.
Soil – Use well-drained, loamy and rich organic matter soil with PH 6.5-7.5.
Temperature – Bottle gourd optimum growing temperature is between 24 to 35 Degree Celsius and the minimum temperature is 18 degree Celsius.
Common pests and diseases – Aphid, cucumber beetles, cutworms, leaf miners, and squash bugs can attack bottle gourd plants. Bacteria wilt and downy mildew are infected gourd plants. Look for early signs of fungal, insect, or other infections spray organic pesticide Neem oil to cure these symptoms.

How To Prune Bottle Gourd 

The main purpose of the prune bottle gourd is to keep vines neat and remove unnecessary side vines. Regular pruning of side shoots on bottle gourd is also necessary to get more fruits from the plant and to control the spread of the plant.

Which vines should we prune?

  • Cut weak vines (that are old, thin with unhealthy shoots) will not fruit in the future.
  • Vines that grow on the floor; but will not have good quality fruits.
  • Remove the vines that grow near the root.
  • Vines with failed fruit or without fruits.

Bottle Gourd Flowering Time And Pollination

Climber Bottle gourd will start to flower after 50-60 days from seed sowing, the male flower will appear first and the female will begin with small fruit. All types of bottle gourd are cross-pollinated; especially bees will pollinate the flowers. But sometimes it may be a problem in pollination because bees or insects are less active during the monsoon season. In such a case, hand pollination can work, reveal the stamen at the center by removing the petal from the male blossom, and you will see pollen clinging to it. Carry the pollen on your finger or small soft brush to female blossoms and touch them at their center. Be sure to refresh your brush with pollen every few touches. After doing this process, you will see the plant starts to give fruits. The introduction of beehives also ensures good pollination.

Bottle Gourd short and thick Harvest Time

  • Bottle gourd will take about 2 months for harvest after seed sowing.
  • Bottle gourd should be harvested when the fruit becomes a light green color.
  • Cut the stem by using a sharp knife or scissor. Leave as much of the stem on the gourd plant as possible.
  • The harvesting season can continue for the next 3 months.
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