About Bottle Gourd Round
The bottle gourd belongs to the cucumber family and originated in Africa, and is now available in most parts of the world. Bottle gourd 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.
|Common Name ||calabash, cucuzza, sorakaya, lauki, doodhi, and ghiya|
|Height ||Height: 10-12 feet Spread: 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 the rainy season can be checked by training the plants over the bamboo stick or dried branches
Bottle Gourd Round care
- July and January is the suitable time for sowing Bottle gourd
- Organic manure or FYM is mixed at the time of bed preparation or pot filling
- Seeds are sown at 2
- 5 x 2 m spacing
- After sowing, bed or pot mixture should be moist
|Sunlight ||Full sun|
|Soil ||Sandy loam soils rich in organic matter with good drainage and the pH ranges from 6.5 to 7.5 |
|Temperature ||This crop requires a moderately warm temperature.
24 to 30 degrees C|
|Fertilizer ||Apply a side dressing of 3 lbs. of 10-10-10 fertilizer per 100 square feet of the garden when the vines start to run.|
|Harvest Season ||Fruits are harvested at tender stage and before 100 % maturity.
Harvesting should be done only after 10 days of flowering.
Bottle Gourd Round special feature
Bottle gourd has multiple health benefits.
Bottle Gourd Round uses
- Including bottle gourd in your regular diet reduces fatigue and maintains freshness especially in the summer
- It is rich in, thiamine, vitamin C, zinc, iron and magnesium thus helping in improving overall health
- Cooked bottle gourd is anti-bilious and it helps one relax after eating
- Almost 96% of the bottle gourd is water which makes it very light and easy to digest
- Bottle gourd is commonly used for treating indigestion, constipation, and diarrhoea
- Bottle gourd juice with a pinch of salt is also used to treat dehydration caused by diarrhoea
- Very effective in the treatment of acidity and ulcers
- The water content in bottle gourd along with the high fibre content helps with digestive disorders like constipation, flatulence and piles
- Bottle gourd is also believed to help the liver function in a balanced fashion
- The juice from bottle gourd leaves help cure jaundice
- If consumed with lime juice, gourd juice will effectively treat burning sensations in the urinary passage
- The juice of bottle gourd is a valuable medicine for excessive thirst due to severe diarrhoea, diabetes and excessive use of fatty or fried foods
- The gourd fruit juice is used in the treatment of insanity, epilepsy and other nervous diseases
- A mixture of bottle gourd juice and sesame oil acts as an effective medicine for insomnia, it should be massaged on the scalp every night
gourd juice also helps in the breakdown of kidney stones
- The bitter variety is prescribed as a cardiac tonic, as an antidote to poisoning and for alleviating bronchitis, cough, asthma and biogenic affections
- Note: Use only after consulting the specialist
- 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
- Bottle gourd is consumed in juice form also
- Petha is prepared from Bottle gourd
Frequently Asked Questions
How tall do bottle gourd round grow?
On average bottle gourd round grows Height: 10-12 feet Spread: 12 feet
What color are bottle gourd round ?
A bottle gourd round plant bears flowers of color White
How hard is bottle gourd round to grow?
A bottle gourd round is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a bottle gourd round need?
A bottle gourd round prefers Full sun
How much water does a bottle gourd round need?
A bottle gourd round prefers watering Moderately
What kind of soil does a bottle gourd round need?
Sandy loam soils rich in organic matter with good drainage and the pH ranges from 6.5 to 7.5
What temperature does a bottle gourd round like?
This crop requires a moderately warm temperature.
24 to 30 degrees C
How should I fertilize my bottle gourd round ?
Apply a side dressing of 3 lbs. of 10-10-10 fertilizer per 100 square feet of the garden when the vines start to run.
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