Snake Gourd Seeds
Snake Gourd (chichinda) Seeds Hybrid
Snake Gourd (chichinda) Seeds Hybrid
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Snake Gourd (chichinda) Seeds Hybrid (चिचिंडा के बीज)

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Most gardeners want to grow snake gourd vegetables at home because it’s not easily available in the local market. To grow this, you have to know how to grow snake gourd plants from seeds in containers/pots. You can also grow different snake gourd varieties by reading the information about snake gourd growing tips.

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About this item

  • Number of Snake Gourd Seeds (chichinda ke beej): 10 Seeds
  • Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
  • Sowing season: January to July
  • Sowing method: Direct
  • Seeds sowing depth: 1.5-2.5 cm
  • Germination temperature: 18-25°C
  • Germination Time: 7 to 14 days
  • Harvesting: 90-120 days
  • Plant vigor: Strong creeper plant

What size grow bag is best for Snake Gourd?

Snake Gourd Plant Growing Season

Snake gourd grows well in a warm or hot climate, the best month for sowing snake gourd seeds is January to July.

How To Grow Snake Gourd

Snake gourd seeds are usually hard to germinate so you can soak the seeds which will help you to germinate fast but can direct sowing seeds and keep the soil moist for quick germination. Chichinda or Snake gourd seeds will germinate in temperatures between 18-25°C.

Snake Gourd Seed Sowing Method

Sow snake gourd seeds directly in any pots/grow bags and fill them with a sowing medium. Sow 2 seeds at the center of a pot or grow bag about 1.5-2.5 cm deep in the soil. Give deep water by using a watering can and keep maintaining moisture that helps the seeds germinate within 1-2 weeks. Keep the pot at a place where snake gourd seedling receives at least 6 hours of sunlight.

How To Fertilize Snake Gourd Plant

After 20-25 days from snake gourd seeds sowing, add a side dressing like homemade compost or vermicompost which provides additional nutrients to the snake gourd plant.

Snake Gourd Plant Care Tips

Water - Snake gourd plants like adequate moisture, give regular water on summer days or when you feel the soil is dry.
Soil - The snake gourd plant requires well-drained and good moisture reserve soil and does not tolerate dry soil.
Sunlight - The snake gourd is a warm warm-loving plant and needs 6-8 hours of full sunlight.
Temperature - The ideal snake gourd growing temperature is 25-38°C (minimum temperature is 20°C).
Common pests and disease - Leaf beetles and root-knot nematodes are common insects in snake gourd plants and powdery mildew and downy mildew infect the leaves and stems of plants.
Mulch – To retain moisture in the soil, mulch the snake gourd plant 5-8 cm with wood chips.  

Snake Gourd Harvest Time  

  • Within 50-60 days from seed sowing, the snake gourd plant starts flowering.
  • You can harvest snake gourds when they are young, around 90-120 days from planting.
  • Full ripen snake gourd fruit is inedible, orange, and fibrous.
  • Cut regularly lateral branches to increase fruits and production.

Snake Gourd Plant Special Features

  • Common name - Snake squash, serpent gourd, padwal, chichinda (चिचिंडा)
  • Scientific name - Trichosanthes cucumerina
  • Flower color - White


Why are my snake gourd seeds not germinating?

Snake gourd seeds will not germinate because of improper growing conditions like not getting enough sunlight, sowing seeds too deep in the soil, overwatering, or under-watering.

Does snake gourd plant need support?

Snake gourd is climber plants that need some support like pipe, bamboo, rope, or wires because vine gourds produce more fruit and they require more space to grow.

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Seeds are healthy, takes some time to germinate after that plants growing very fast