Hybrid Koval Stem | Ivy gourd 2 Cuttings
Koval / Ivy gourd/Coccinia grandis is a tropical perennial plant and belongs to the same family of pumpkin (Cucurbitaceae).
Ivy gourd also knows as ” baby watermelon, little gourd, gentleman’s toes” and popularly known as “Tindora/Tondli/Kundru” in India. This vine has aggressive climbing properties and spreads easily over fences, trees, shrubs, & other supports. Basically, this plant is an outdoor plant and these vegetables are being used in Indian dishes
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- This vegetable crop 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 good yield.
- This vegetable can be cultivated throughout the year. However, peak seasons of fruiting are the rainy season & summer.
How to Plant
Plough the land/soil until fine tilth is achieved and to kill any weeds. Apply any well rotten manure along with micronutrients. Propagation and Planting Method in Ivy Gourd Farming:- Normally this crop is propagated vegetatively through stem cuttings. The stem cuttings should be semi-hardwood and about 20 cm long. cuttings should be planted about 6 cm deep with a basin diameter of 60 cm.
The planting should be done before the rainy season/monsoon starts (June to July) or in the spring season (Feb to Mar).
Pruning in Ivy Gourd
The Tindora plants start fruiting about 3 months after planting. Once fruiting is completed, the vines should be pruned leaving about 70 cm long vines.
Irrigate the plants immediately after the plantation is done. During the hot summer season, these plant requires light irrigation at a 1-week interval. Irrigation may not be required in the rainy season. Using drip irrigation will be beneficial to maintain adequate moisture during the flowering stage. As these plants are sensitive to water stagnation, make sure the soil to have well drainage to avoid water logging in the field.
In Ivy gourd farming, weeding & light hoeing should be done during the early phase of plant vine growth.