Apple Gourd Seeds
Seed Type : Non-Hybrid, Open Pollinated and Non-GMO
Sowing time: February to March and June to July
Plants: Vigorous, deeply lobed leaves
Fruit size: 50-60 gms
Fruit shape: Flat oval-round
Fruit color: Shinning light green
Flesh color: White
Days to Maturity: 70 - 80 days after sowing
Specification: Skin surface hairy, heavy yielding
Feb - Mar
Jun - Jul
SEED TO SEED - 12' LINE TO LINE - 12'
- Days to
70 - 80 days
Usually light green in color and spherical in shape, apple gourd is also a great source of Vitamin A. A popular summer vegetable with 94% water content, it can be cooked in various ways without worrying about the calorie intake. Mild and soothing to the digestive system, this squash-like and water-rich gourd can either be cooked in a curry or stuffed with spices to make an authentic gourmet dish.
Soak the seeds overnight before planting.
The tender seeds should be implanted in one foot (30 cm) ridges, spaced 4-6 feet (1.25-2 m) apart. Seeds can also be planted in rows that are twelve inches (30 cm) apart.
The seeds will germinate in 2-4 weeks depending on the temperature.
Thin the seedlings when they have 3-4 leaves. Doing this will let the 3 best ones on the vine.
You may also plant the vines where they can climb onto a strong trails or allow your vines to grow along the ground.
After the seedlings germinate, they can be watered only once a week. The vine thrives in warm and dry weather.
beetles, fruit flies white flies While fungicides and insecticides can be used, some gardeners prefer using fish meal traps and other organic methods to control pests.
The crop is prone to attack by these pests --Alternaria leaf blight -Cercospora leaf spot -Powdery mildew Some pest symptoms include yellow-brown spots with a yellow or green halo on the old leaves; small spots with light to tan brown centers; white spots on the undersides of leaves.
Well drained fertile soil with a pH range between 6.5 to 7.5. The soil should be rich in organic material.
For optimum growth, choose a spot that receives full sun
Plant in the spring to early summer. The ground temperature needs to be at least 25°C for the seeds to sprout. Develop best in warm, sunny weather of tropical or sub-tropical climates, likes 25–30°C (77-86 F) at daytime and 18°C (65 F) or more during the night.
Spring till early summer, is the ideal time to plant apple gourd. The ground temperature needs to be at least 25°C for the seeds to sprout. Develops best in warm, sunny weather of tropical or subtropical climates, likes 25–30°C (77-86 F) at daytime and 18°C (65 F) or more during the night.
As the seedlings germinate, they should be watered once a week as the vines thrive well in warm and dry weather
how to harvest
Rinse the seeds off and post them in a warm, dry area to dry entirely. It will require several weeks to fully dry the seeds. Do not rush this part of the procedure, as it is the most significant measure for proper conservation. Dry the gourd fruits naturally by placing in an area with good air circulation. Bringing the gourds indoors may help them dry faster.
Store all the seeds in breathable containers (preferably not plastic).
Growing many types of gourds or squash in close propinquity to each other will affect your seeds by creating cross-pollinated gourds.
The second storage option is refrigeration.
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