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Sponge gourd chikni turai - Desi Seeds

Sponge gourd chikni turai - Desi Seeds
Sponge gourd can easily grow in containers. The seed packet contains approximately 35 seeds.

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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 “Cucurbitaceae” and genus of “Luffa”.
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.

Common name(s): Sponge gourd, Gilki / Chikni Turai, Luffa
Flower colours: Yellow
Bloom time: Summer, Rainy season, Winter
Max reacahble height: Up to 30 ft
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

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

Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Well-drained loamy soil with 6.5 to 7 pH level
Water: Moderately
Temperature: 25 to 30 degree C
Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer.

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


  • http://www.agrifarming.in/sponge-gourd-cultivation/
  • https://www.greenmylife.in/grow-sponge-gourd/
  • http://organicterrace.in/blog/grow-ridge-gourd-pots/

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5 / 5 Atma Singh Sidhu 08 July 2018
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