Snake gourd, (Trichosanthes cucumerina), also called serpent gourd, rapid-growing vine of the gourd family, cultivated for its oddly shaped edible fruits. The snake gourd is native to southeastern Asia and Australia. Snake gourd is one of the healthiest vegetables, abundant in essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus. These minerals help to strengthen bones and teeth while also enhancing bodily functions. The snake gourd can grow straight or in spirals and twisted curls. In India’s southern states, it’s also known as Serpent gourd, Snake squash, Club gourd, Chichinda, Padwal, and Pudalangai.
Iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, vitamins A, B, and C, nutrition, calcium, and phosphorus are all present in snake gourds. It Promotes Weight Loss. Snake Gourd Improves Heart Function, Helps in Detoxification of the Kidneys.
|Common Name||Snake gourd, Serpent gourd, Snake squash, Club gourd, Chichinda, Padwal, and Pudalangai|
|Water||Requires regular watering.|
|Temperature||27°C to 35°C|
|Soil||pH levels of 6.0 to 6.7|
|Fertilizer||Azospirillum and Phosphobacteria|
|Germination||Within two weeks.|
|Harvest Season||40-50 days from planting|