It’s a unique vegetable that can not only be a healthy addition to Indian and Asian cuisines but is also very popularly used in making Indian sweets like ‘petha’.
Level of difficulty to grow:
Days to maturity: 60-75 Days
Plant spacing: 2m x 3m
Light Requirement: Requires 4-5 hours of sunlight during the day.
Soil Requirement: Ash Gourd requires well-drained, light, and nutrient-rich soil.
Water Requirement: Keeping the soil moist at all times is vital. Do not overwater your plants or let the soil dry up.
Harvesting: Once the Ash Gourd fruit matures, it can be cut off from the veins using a sharp knife or cutter.
Special: Don’t worry when a white powdery substance layer up on your fruit. That is the reason why it’s called ‘Ash’ Gourd.