Ash Gourd, Kohala,Kushmand, Petha

Posted by on August 15, 2013 in Creepers & Climbers, fruiting season MS, semi shade, water generously | Comments Off on Ash Gourd, Kohala,Kushmand, Petha

Ash Gourd, Kohala,Kushmand, Petha
Scientific Name : Benincasa hispida
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Common Name : Ash Gourd, Kohala,Kushmand, Petha
Description:
A climber with very large fruits which have very long shelf-life after maturity. It is used for making sweets & also as a vegetable. It has medicinal properties.
Propagation : Seeds(Direct sowing)
Longevity : Annual

 

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