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Long Melon (Kakdi) Desi Seeds
Long Melon (Kakdi) Desi Seeds

Long Melon (Kakdi) Desi Seeds

(Pack contains avg. of 2-4gm seeds)
₹ 100.00 ₹ 110.00
(Inclusive of all taxes)
Temperature: 20-30℃
Season: Throughout The Year
Optimal pH: 6.5 - 7.5
Sowing: Transplant or Direct
Spacing: 20 - 22"
Germination: 6 - 8 Days
Maturity: 60 - 90 Days
Viability: 2-4 Years


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Description

Long melon, also known as kakdi or snake melon, is a vining vegetable that is commonly grown for its long and slender fruits. It belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family and is known for its mild and refreshing taste. Long melon is a popular ingredient in salads, stir-fries, and pickles.

 

Botanical name: Trichosanthes cucumerina

 

Plant morphology: Long melon plants have long, trailing vines that can reach lengths of up to 3 meters. The leaves are large, lobed, and dark green in color. The fruits are elongated and can grow up to 60-90 centimeters in length. They have a light green or pale yellow skin and a white, crisp, and juicy flesh.

 

Soil and climatic requirements: Long melon thrives in well-drained sandy loam or loamy soil. It prefers a warm and tropical climate with temperatures between 20-30°C. It requires full sun exposure for optimal growth.

 

Crop duration: 60-90 days

 

Cropping season: Long melon is typically grown during the summer season.

 

Planting type: Direct sowing or transplanting.

 

Spacing: The plants should be spaced about 20-22" apart to allow for proper growth and vine spread.

 

Depth of sowing: 2-3 cm

 

Germination period: 6-8 days

 

Hours of sunlight required: Long melon plants require full sun exposure, preferably 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day.

 

Watering: Regular watering is essential for long melon plants, especially during dry periods. The soil should be kept consistently moist, but not waterlogged.

 

Companion crops: Long melon grows well with other vining plants such as cucumbers, squash, and melons.

 

Harvesting: The fruits can be harvested when they reach their desired size, usually around 30-40 centimeters in length. They should be harvested before they become overripe, as overripe fruits tend to lose their flavor and become mushy.

 

Problems of long melon cultivation:

 

Pests: Common pests that can affect long melon plants include aphids, spider mites, fruit flies, and cucumber beetles.

 

Diseases: Long melon plants are susceptible to diseases such as powdery mildew, downy mildew, and bacterial wilt. Proper plant hygiene and preventive measures are necessary to minimize the risk of diseases.

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Additional Info
  • Manufacturer: Vedonic, +91-9660866010 or info@vedonic.com
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  • Country of Origin: Made in India
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Disclaimer:
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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