Tinda (Apple Gourd). Tolerant of pruning and shearing. Little Gem is noted for requiring little pruning. Avoid cultivating around plants because they have shallow roots. Roots appreciate a good mulch (1-2 ).
|Common Name||Indian Round Gourd, Apple Gourd, Indian Baby Pumpkin|
|Height||1.50 to 2.00 feet|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
- Required a bit of effort, but the results are well worth the work
- Not all plants are fragrant, but the most common and hardy do produce a sweet, carrying fragrance
- Common is a vine and has larger glossy green leaves than Royal
- Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area
Tinda (Apple gourd) Care
- Tinda need a cold, dormant period
- Select a site with soil that drains well
- After a good rain, find a spot that is the first to dry out
- Water trapped beneath the scales may rot the bulb, so a well-drained site is essential
|Sunlight||Full sun to part shade|
|Temperature||25 to 35 degree C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
|Harvest Season||2 weeks|
Tinda (Apple gourd) Special Feature
Tinda is a small vegetable, looks like a cross between a green apple and a pumpkin.
Tinda (Apple gourd) Uses
- Rich source of Vitamin A
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