Bottle gourd- Variety information

Arka Bahar: It is a variety released from IIHR, Banglore. It is a pure line selection from a local collection (IIHR-20) from Karnataka. Duration 120 days. Vigorous vines, dark green foliage with soft leaf surface. Tolerant to blossom end rot.  Fruits medium long, straight without crock neck. Light green shining fruit skin when tender (1 kg).  Yield 40-45 t/ha.

Pusa Summer Prolific Long: It is a variety released from IARI, New Delhi. Suitable for both summer and kharif season fruits are long (40-45 cm), green, prolific bearer.  First picking in 60 days and yield 250-275 q/ha.