Description for Chappan kaddu desi
Squash is a seasonal vegetable. It is very susceptible to frost and heat damage, but with proper care, it will produce a bumper crop with very few plants.
Squash come in two main types: summer squash and winter squash. While there s not much difference among the tastes and textures of summer squashes, winter squashes offer a wide array of flavours.
Planting and care
Prepare the bed with compost, peat, or well-rotted manure.
Plant summer squash seeds 8 inches apart, poking them into the soil 1 inch deep; water well.
Caring for Chappan kaddu desi
- Mulch plants to protect shallow roots, discourage weeds and retain moisture.
- Water most diligently when fruits form and throughout their growth period.
Typical uses of Chappan kaddu desi
Summer squash plants are heavy feeders and grow quickly.
Summer squash is often grown in a compact, bushing fashion with fruit that is usually smaller than winter squash.
Culinary use: They are generally peeled and boiled, cut up and roasted, or cut small and steamed or sautÃ©ed.
Ornamental use: NA
Medicinal use: rich in the B-complex group of vitamins, minerals like iron, zinc, copper, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.
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