Description for Sponge gourd chikni turai
Sponge gourd is one of the popular vegetables similar to ridge gourd. The only difference is sponge gourd has a smooth surface.
Sponge gourd belongs to the family of â€œCucurbitaceaeâ€ and genus of â€œLuffaâ€.
Fully ripe sponge gourds have a high volume of fibrous which is being used as cleansing agent (utensils) and making shoe-soles, table mats.
This vegetable is cultivated in most of the states in India.
Planting and care
At the time of bed preparation, FYM should be mixed with soil for good yield.
Seeds are sown directly on the bed or pot. They should be planted 2 cm deep in the bed or pots.
Plastic wrap can be used for mulching purpose to control the weed and water loss.They should be planted 2 cm deep in pots
Caring for Sponge gourd chikni turai
- Luffa can also be grown in containers around 5-gallon size.
- Containers must have good drainage and cant be moved once the vines attach tendrils to other objects.
Summer, Rainy season, Winter
Typical uses of Sponge gourd chikni turai
Special features: Songe gourd is required low investment and it can be grown year long with high yields in short duration period.
Culinary use: Tender fruits are used for cooking purpose.
Ornamental use: NA
Medicinal use: Contain vitamin A and C
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