Small bitter gourd, Kantoli, Kartoli

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Small bitter gourd, Kantoli, Kartoli
Scientific Name : Momordica dioica
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Common Name : Small bitter gourd, Kantoli, Kartoli
Description:
A climber which is found growing naturally in jungles. The fruit are delicacy & highly priced. The climber remains dormant in winter. It has a root tuber. In Bengal a large fruit variety is under cultivation. But the wild variety is far superior to them in taste. After monsoon plant remains dormant till next monsoon. Native to India.
Propagation : Division, seeds
Longevity : Perennial

 

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