Gourd Plants

Average Time for a Snake Gourd to Ripen

Rajalekshmi added on April 11, 2015 | Answered

What is the average time for a snake gourd to ripen? My snake gourd plant has just fruited. I want to know in how many days should I harvest?

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Answered on April 11, 2015

Harvest snake gourds when young (before the skin becomes thick), around 40-50 days from planting. The long varietals may then be ready when only 16-18 inches, while the shorter cultivars will be around 6-8 inches in length.

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