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Bottle Gourd

Pusa Santushti
Description

It is selection from indigenous material. Its fruits are green, smooth with normal pubescence, pear shaped, fruit length 18.50cm, fruit diameter 12.40cm. The fruit sets under low (10-12 C) as well as high temp. (35-40 C).

Salient Feature

The fruit wt. is 0.8 to 1.0 kg. Maturity 55-60 days. Average yield is 28.8 t/ha in khairf and 26.1 t/ha in summer season. The fruits are superior in nutritional qualities (Vit.C-7.12, phosphorus – 18.15, calcium 19.45 and iron – 1.10mg/100g edible portion).