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Loki Ghia Gourd Garden Supply Heirloom Organic Seeds Bottle Gourd Vegetable Seeds

Bottle Gourd(Loki/Ghia) Long Seeds

(Pack contains avg. of 5gm seeds)
₹ 100.00
(Inclusive of all taxes)
Temperature: 25-35℃
Season: Jan - Mar & Sep - Dec
Optimal pH: 6.5 - 7.5
Sowing: Transplant or Direct
Spacing: 0.5-1 m
Germination: 6 - 8 Days
Maturity: 60 - 90 Days
Viability: 2-4 Years


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Description

Bottle gourd (Loki) is a popular vegetable in many Asian countries, including India, China, and Vietnam. It is a vine-like plant that produces long, cylindrical-shaped fruits with a green, smooth exterior and a white, spongy interior. Loki is a low-calorie and nutrient-rich vegetable that can be consumed in a variety of ways, including stir-fried, boiled, or in soups.

 

Botanical Name: Lagenaria siceraria

 

Family: Cucurbitaceae

 

Plant morphology: Bottle gourd is a vine-like plant that can grow up to 2-3 meters long. It has large, heart-shaped leaves that are green in color and can grow up to 15-20 cm in diameter. The fruit of the bottle gourd plant is oblong or cylindrical in shape, with a length of up to 60-70 cm and a diameter of 10-15 cm. It has a smooth, green skin and a spongy white flesh with numerous seeds.

 

Soil and Climatic requirement: Bottle gourd can be grown in a variety of soils, including loamy, sandy, and clay soils. However, it grows best in well-draining soils with a pH of 6.0-7.5. It is a warm-season crop that requires a minimum temperature of 18°C for growth. It prefers full sunlight and can tolerate high humidity levels and temperatures as high as 35°C.

 

Crop Duration: 80-90 days

 

Cropping season: January-March to September-December

 

Planting type: Direct sowing or transplanting

 

Spacing: Spacing for bottle gourd is generally 1.5-2 meters between rows and 0.5-1 meter between plants.

 

Depth of sowing: 2-3 cm

 

Germination period: 6-8 days

 

Hours of sunlight required: 6-8 hours of full sunlight

 

Watering: Bottle gourd requires regular watering, especially during the early stages of growth. Over-watering should be avoided as it can lead to root rot and other fungal diseases.

 

Companion crops: Bottle gourd can be grown with other cucurbits such as cucumber, pumpkin, and melon.

 

Seeds Treatment: Soak the seeds in water overnight before planting to enhance germination.

 

Harvesting: Bottle gourd can be harvested when the fruit is fully mature, which is usually 60-90 days after planting. The fruit should be cut from the vine using a sharp knife or scissors.

 

Problems of Bottle gourd cultivation

 

Pests: Fruit flies, beetles, aphids, and mites

 

Diseases: Powdery mildew, downy mildew, and bacterial wilt

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Additional Info
  • Manufacturer: Vedonic, +91-9660866010 or info@vedonic.com
  • Packer: Vedonic, +91-9660866010 or info@vedonic.com
  • Country of Origin: Made in India
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The productiveness of any seed we sell is subject to your local climatic conditions, the sowing method you adopt, and your commitment to the planting process. We give no warranty, expressed or implied, and are in no way responsible for the produce.

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