Ivy gourd, Tondli, Tindora, Kundru

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Ivy gourd, Tondli, Tindora, Kundru
Scientific Name : Coccinia grandis
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Common Name : Ivy gourd, Tondli, Tindora, Kundru
Description:
A medium size climber of which fruit are used as vegetable. Extensively cultivated in Alibaug in Maharashtra. Male and female flowers are borne on separate climbers. There is a variety with bitter fruit. Leaves of the climber are aslo used for making curry. It is susceptible to stem galls, caused by nematodes. It is native to Asia.
Propagation : Stem cuttings, seeds
Longevity : Perennial

 

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