Ridge gourd


Ridgegourd seeds are black in colour and easy to grow. Ridge Gourd is a vigorously growing climbing vine with thick green leaves and fleshy long fruits with tough skin and ridges. The vine is almost free from pest attacks and diseases. It can be grown in the ground or in a container with a trellis/net/wall for it to climb on.

The fruit is 15-17″ long and even in width. Also known as Chinese okra, it  is a versatile vegetable. It is a dark green, ridged and tapering, pretty vegetable. It has white pulp with white seeds embedded in spongy flesh. A ridge gourd also commonly known as Turai or Turiya is beloved in India. Its hard skin is peeled off and chopped and cooked as desired.

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– Expertly packed and delivered within 5-7 days from day of ordering.
– Comes with a cute postcard with sowing and care instructions.

How to sow:
– Select an area where you can erect a trellis to support the plant, which also receives full sun light.
– Mark 2 feet x 2 feet area and clean all vegetation
– Dig a pit of about one foot in depth. Keep the soil separately
– Mix compost with this soil and refill the pit
– Either you can plant the seeds directly in the prepared pit or germinate the seeds separately and transplant
– The seed will germinate in about 10 days.

Common Name: Chinese okra, dish cloth gourd, ridged gourd, sponge gourd, vegetable gourd, strainer vine
Botanical Name: Luffa acutangula
Maximum growth dimensions: 12 feet
Light: good exposure to sunlight
Temperature: 15 C – 30 C
Planting season: Summer
Edible parts: fruit
Soil Type: well draining consistently moist soil
Watering frequency: frequent but avoid over watering
Bloom time: all year
Flower Colour: yellow
Toxicity: mildly toxic
Difficulty level: Easy to grow

Weight 0.004 kg

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