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Bottle Gourd Cultivation: ‘Lauki Purush’ Dr. Shivpujan Singh invented 6 feet long bottle gourd variety

Know when and how to cultivate bottle gourd variety 'Narendra Shivani'

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The tropical climate is found in India, due to which many types of vegetables are produced here. You must have heard about and eaten many vegetables, but we will talk about a variety of bottle gourd which is very famous for their length and taste. You must not have heard about it. This variety of bottle gourd is currently in discussion in many states of the country regarding its height. In a special conversation with the Kisan of India, ‘Lauki Purush’ Dr. Shivpujan Singh talked about this bottle gourd cultivation and variety.

Bottle Gourd has medicinal properties, in which vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc are abundant and beneficial for health.

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Which is the longest Bottle Gourd variety?

Our country is called a country of diversity. Two types of bottle gourd are found here. Round bottle gourd and long bottle gourd, wide varieties of which are found. The longest variety of bottle gourd in the country is ‘Narendra Shivani’, whose breeder is Dr. Shivpujan Singh.

Dr. Shivpujan Singh is also known as ‘Lauki Purush’. While talking to Kisan of India, he said that till now, his longest fruit is the ‘Narendra Shivani’ variety. It is 6 feet 4 inches, which is a record in itself. The production of ‘Narendra Shivani’ has also been done in many places of the country and people who grow this variety claims it to be 7 and 8 feet tall, on which research is going on.

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When to sow Bottle Gourd variety ‘Narendra Shivani’?

Dr. Shivpujan says that to get a good yield of the Narendra Shivani variety, sowing should be done from 25th July to 10th August. It starts giving fruits about 70 days after sowing. It has been found in the research that the length of the yield obtained in the last week of October or the first week of November is more.

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Sowing of bottle gourd variety ‘Narendra Shivani’ should be done by making a tray. The basin space should be kept at 20-40 square meters so that the plant can get enough space to spread. A scaffold of 8-10 feet high should be made to spread the bottle gourd vine, and the gourd vine should be left to spread. Due to this, the bottle gourd plant develops well and gets a good yield.

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Dr. Shivpujan Singh has developed about 17 varieties, of which nine bottle gourd varieties, 4 Kashifal varieties, 3 Parwal varieties, and one bitter gourd variety are the maximum.

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