Snake Gourd Chichinda - Seeds - buy 1 get 1 free
Description for Snake Gourd Chichinda
Trichosanthes cucumerina is a tropical or subtropical vine, its variety T. cucumerina var. anguina raised for its strikingly long fruit, in Asia eaten immature as a vegetable much like the summer squash.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Trichosanthes palmata, Trichosanthes bracteata, Modecca bracteata,padwal||Yellow-Brown||July-September.||150 cm||easy to grow|
Planting and care
The outer shells of the snake gourd s seeds are unusually hard, making them difficult to germinate. Even under ideal conditions, the seeds may require a month to germinate, and up to 40 percent of the seeds fail to sprout.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||Dry to medium||70Â°F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Snake Gourd Chichinda
- The Snake Gourd is one of the most interesting and delicious gourds to grow in your garden.
- The elongated fruit of this plant can be eaten cooked and is a very healthy and nutritious vegetable. Also called padwal, padval or podalanga, this is a nutritious vegetable to grow in your backyard.
The snake guard become ready for harvest from 45 to 60 days.
Typical uses of Snake Gourd Chichinda
Special features: After the seeds germinate, between 10 and 30 days after planting, the seedlings require regular watering. Once you plant them in the garden, water twice a week or when the soil is dry to the touch.
Culinary use: it is used as vegetable.
Ornamental use: na
Medicinal use: Unverified information As an ethnomedical plant, it can be used for treating aliments, common cold, diarrhea, and measles. The phytochemical analysis of petroleum ether extract of leaf and chloroform extract of stem revealed the presence of flavonoids, triterpenoids, phenols, steroids, and glycosides as reported in the literature.