Ridge Gourd, Tori long – Desi Seeds


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Quick Overview

Ridge gourd is a very important vegetable and cultivated throughout the year. The seed packet contains approximately 35 seeds.


Product Description

Description for Ridge gourd jaipur long

Growing luffa (sponge gourd) plants requires a certain amount of patience. It s not a typical garden plant. It grows for a longer time than most gourds. Sometimes the seeds can be slow to germinate. Luffa is a hot weather plant and growth slows in cool weather. The flowers appear over an extended period of time blooming sequentially as the vine progresses.

The vines can grow 30 feet(10 m) long over the course of a growing season. Once the fruits form it may take a long time to fully develop fibre and dry for harvest. Then the work of picking, peeling, and cleaning happens late in the year. Luffa requires about 150 to 200 or more warm frost free days, depending on the location and variety grown.

Common name(s): Luffa, Dodka, Turai, Ridge gourd
Flower colours: Yellow
Bloom time: Summer, rainy, winter
Max reacahble height: 15 to 20 feet
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Luffa can also be grown in containers around 5-gallon size. Containers must have good drainage and cant be moved once the vines attach tendrils to other objects.

A small pot starter trellis can be used in the container until it is permanently located.

Sunlight: full sun
Soil: Sandy loam rich in organic matter with good drainage and pH range from 6.5-7.5.
Water: Moderately
Temperature: It grows best in air temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees F.
Fertilizer: It needs a fertilizer high in phosphorous and potassium than nitrogen. Bottle gourds need nitrogen to grow vigorously, but excess nitrogen will encourage more leaves instead of fruit. A NPK fertilizer with ratio of 6:10:10 or 4:8:5 can be used. Add about 20 g in the soil for each plant before planting.
Feed every 2 weeks with a liquid fertilizer or comfrey tea fertilizer.

Caring for Ridge gourd jaipur long

  • Caring for luffa is very similar to caring for cucumbers or melons. Keep plants moist, but not saturated, and provide sturdy support for best results as part of your luffa plant care.
  • Once the plants begin to grow, you can remove all the first flowers, any male flowers and the first four lateral branches. This will result in stronger fruit.
  • Remove luffa fruit from the vine before the first frost.
  • Follow instructions for cleaning and preparing the fruit, depending on how it will be used.


Summer, rainy, winter

Typical uses of Ridge gourd jaipur long

Special features: Ridge gourd is required low investment and it can be grown year long with high yields in short duration period.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: NA

Medicinal use: Excellent blood purifier, Possessing laxative properties, Beneficial for diabetes, Ridge gourd is extremely rich in dietary fibre, Aiding in weight loss, Anti-inflammatory and antibiotic

Note: Use only after consulting specialist.


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