Another member from the gourd family which is packed with health benefits convincing enough to eat it!
Level of difficulty to grow:
Days to maturity: 60-70 Days
Plant spacing: 7 inches apart
Light Requirement: Expose the plants to full sun during the day.
Soil Requirement: Ridge gourd requires well-drained, light, and nutrient-rich soil.
Water Requirement: Keeping the soil moist at all times is vital. Do not overwater the plants as the roots may rot due to waterlogging in the soil
Harvesting: Harvest the fruits when they are tender and soft, about 6-7 inches in length. If you wish to let the fruit grow longer, you can wait for a few more days.
Important Growing Tips: As Ridge Gourd is a climber plant, requiring a trellis well for the plant. Keep the height of the trellis at least 6 ft. The plants can also grow vertically on a stretched fishing net. Whatever your trellis structure is, make sure you have it in place by the time the ridge gourd plant is 15-20 cm tall.