Ridge Gourd - Arka Prasan

  • This open pollinated ridge gourd variety has been identified for release by the Institute VTIC during 2016
  • Early flowering and first female flower appears at 9th node from the base of the vine
  • Takes 34-35 days for the first female flower appearance and 42-45 days for first picking of fruits
  • Produces green, long, tender fruits
  • Excellent cooking quality, nutritionally rich in antioxidant activity and minerals like phosphorus, Calcium and zinc.
  • Yields 26.0 t/ha in 120-135 days duration