Ash gourd is vine plant which produces big fruits and known as wax gourd and winter melon. Petha is made from ash gourd vegetable and also known as petha kaddu. Ash gourd contains lots of minerals and vitamins and has high moisture content. As its name is winter melon but it likes warm weather to grow. It’s very fun and interesting to growing ash gourd at home. If you have very little knowledge about ash gourd and want to know how to grow ash gourd in pots, winter melon growing season or when to harvest winter melon and many more. So your all doubts will be clear after read the ash gourd growing instructions.
Common name: Winter melon, wax gourd, white gourd and petha kaddu (पेठा कद्दू)
Scientific name: Benincasa hispida
Plant Height: 10 to 30 feet
Flower colour: Yellow
Grow level: Easy
Number of Ash Gourd seeds (petha kaddu ke beej): 15 Seeds
Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
Sowing season: Throughout the year (Best time June To August)
Mode of sowing: Sow the seeds 0.5-1 inches deep in a Container, or Pots.