This gourd is a vigorous, annual vine that prefers hot days and warm nights like 18-30º C or 55-80º F, Lagenaria cross-pollinate easily hence the multitude of variations. The crop benefits from a large growing area, 3 m or 9 ft between plants, full sun, and mulch to prevent fruit from rotting.
Crop: Bottle gourd
Crop Family: Cucurbitaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Lagenaria siceraria)
Crop Vernacular Name: Dudhi
Ingredients: Asafoetida (Ferula asafoetida)