BARI  Chalkumra-1

ASH GOURD VARIETY: BARI  Chalkumra-1

Main Features of the Variety

 

Developed by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur, Bangladesh
Method of development/origin Crop origin: Indo-China region, Source of collection: Local
Year of release 2006
Main characteristics High yielding vine type variety, leaf deep green.  Light green fruit, fruit length 18-20cm, average edible fruit weight 1.0-1.2kg, number of fruits per plant 10-12. This variety is cultivated in rainy trend area. Crop duration 120-140 days. Male and female flower initiation 40-45 days and 55-60 days after sowing.
Planting season and time Summer (kharif): February to May.
Harvesting time First fruit harvest after 65-70 days sowing , 2-3 days after harvest regularly, if harvest very young fruit set increase.
Yield 25-30  t/ha
Resistance/tolerance High temperature and heavy rain tolerant

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