Apple gourd/Tinda

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General Information:

Apple gourd/Tinda is a small gourd native to India. It is light green when ripe and turns yellowish-white when overripe. The plant has sprawling vines that feature needle-like hairs and broad dark-green leaves. Its flowers are large and bright yellow, while each plant produces both male and female flowers and self-pollinates.

Specifications of Apple Gourd/Tinda:

Category Cucurbitaceae
Diameter 6-8cm
Sowing Time Monsoon & best grown in summer
Sunlight Requires Full Sunlight
Soil Temperature 10-40°C (40-85°F)
Germination Time 7-15 Days

 Health Benefits:

  • Strengthens Respiratory Processes
  • Augments Heart Function
  • Enhances Digestive System
  • Mitigates Anxiety And Depression
  • Lowers Risk Of Cancer
  • Enhances Eye Health
  • Detoxifies The Kidneys 

Planting and Care:

  • Water your potted Apple Gourd/Tinda plant every day in summer.
  • Always look for the early signs of any insect/fungal/ any other infections. Spray appropriate medicines as soon as any symptoms of such diseases are spotted.
  • Apple Gourd/Tinda plants require full sunlight. Therefore your raised bed should be made at a bright sunny spot. Keep the Apple Gourd/Tinda container under open sunlight.
  • Add good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio before sowing seeds. Organic manure can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, compost or vermicompost.