Little Gourd is also known as Ivy Gourd, Scarlet Gourd, Tindora and Kowai Fruit.
It is tropical vine grown for its edible fruits and shoots.
Little Gourd is native across the range of Africa to Asia.
Major Little Gourd growing countries in the world are tropical Africa, Malaysia, South East Asian country and China.
Major Little Gourd growing states in India are Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Telangana and West Bengal
Fruits and shoots are the most economically important parts of Little Gourd
Little Gourd thrives best in humid and warm climatic conditions.
The ideal temperature range of 20˚C to 32 ˚C is best for its growth, quality and yield.
Well drained rich sandy loam soils are best for its cultivation.
The soil pH of 6.0-6.5 is ideal for its cultivation
|Crop Stage||Products||Dosage||Method Of Application||Benefits|
|Basal fertilizer||Geoxol.COM||15 kg / hectare / application with basal fertilizer, if soil organic carbon (more than / equal to 0.5%) and bulk density (less than or equal to 1.6 g / cm3)||Soil Application||Rejuvenates soil for sustainable growth of crops|
|3 weeks after transplanting / sowing||Mycoxol4G||5 g per liter of water||Soil Drenching||Reduces incidence of soil borne diseases, improves availability of phosphorous and other micronutrients|
|Deficiency of Zinc||Nutrin Zn||1 g per liter of water, repeat if required.||Foliar Application||Corrects Zinc deficiency|
|Deficiency of Iron||Nutrin Fe||1 g per liter of water, repeat if required||Foliar Application||Corrects Iron deficiency|
|Vegetative Growth||PeakMAX||2 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Improves vegetative growth and reduces disease pressure|
|Vegetative Growth||Privid||3ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Promotes vegetative growth|
|Vegetative Growth||Nutrin Combo Liquid||1 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Optimizes nutritional status|
|Pre-flowering||Amply5||3 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Triggers flowering|
|Fruit Setting||Silixol OSA||2 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Improves quality of produce and reduces impact of abiotic stress|
|Fruit development||CalSi-B++||1 g per liter of water||Foliar Application||Corrects nutrient deficiency|
|Fruit development||PeakMAX||2 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Reduces disease incidence|
|Vegetative Stage||Biofuze||3 ml / liter of water. - Repeat sprays at a interval of 2-3 weeks as per pest attack||Foliar Application||Reduces population of sucking pests|
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Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400709.