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Bottle Gourd F1 Rama – Vegetable Seeds


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Bottle gourd is annual climbing growing vegetable.

1 packet contains Bottle Gourd- 3gm seeds.

The bottle gourd belongs to the cucumber family and originated in Africa. This vegetable comes in different shapes, the most common being the bottle-shaped (hence the name) and round. The sizes vary from six inches in length to more than six feet.

It grows fast and may begin to flower only 2 months after seeding.

Seeds Specifications

Common Name Bottle gourd, lauki, doodhi, and ghiya
Height Height: 10 to 12 feetSpread: 12 feet
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time Summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

  • Weeding can be done by hoeing as and when necessary
  • Fruit rot during rainy season can be checked by training the plants over the bamboo stick or dried branches
  • Beetles, fruit flies, and caterpillars can be controlled by spraying Malathion
  • or Dimethoate
  • or Methyl demeton

Bottle Gourd F1 Rama Care

  • The bottle gourd is a vigorous, annual, running or climbing vine with large leaves and a lush appearance
  • It grows fast and may begin to flower only 2 months after seeding
  • The vine is branched and climbs by means of tendrils along the stem
  • Choose a location that is sunny and has good drainage
  • Place an inch of composted manure on top of the bed and work it into the soil
  • Plant seeds 2 feet apart from each other in rows 5 feet apart
  • If you are not next to a fence install a trellis or arbor immediately after planting, so you do not disturb growing roots
  • Water the soil completely immediately after planting
  • Keep the seeds moist for the first 2 weeks
Sunlight Full sun
Watering Medium. Irrigate the field before dibbling the seeds and thereafter once a week.
Soil Sandy loamy soils rich in organic matter with good drainage and the pH ranges from 6.5 to 7.5 is suited for bottle gourd cultivation.
Temperature This crop requires a moderately warm temperature.24 to 27 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply a side dressing of 3 lbs. of 10-10-10 fertilizer per 100 square feet of garden when the vines start to run. Water the fertilizer into the ground well.
Harvest Season Fruits are harvested at tender stage and before 100 % maturity.

Bottle Gourd F1 Rama Special Feature


Bottle Gourd F1 Rama Uses

Medicinal Use:

  • It contains a great nutrition

Culinary Use:

  • In Chinese cuisine, it is frequently used in soups or in stir fries
  • In India, doodhi can be combined with dal and spices to make Doodhi Kootu
  • It can also be stir fried with onion, garlic and tomatoes to make asemi dry subzi that will go well with phulkas


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