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  •  Tolerance to diseases - DM & PM
  •  Cylindrical mid-long fruits with dense prickles
  •  Dark green shiny attractive fruits
Size Fruit length: 13 to 16 cm, girth: 3 to 4 cm
Plant vigour Good plant vigor, Good fruit setting


60 to 80 gm

Recommended states

Recommended states for cultivation under normal agro climatic conditions in:

Kharif MH, GJ, RJ, KA, AP, TN, WB, BR, OR, UP, JH, AS, TR, PB, HR, HP, JK, UT, MP, CT
Rabi MH, RJ, KA, AP, TN, WB, BR, OR, UP, JH, AS, TR, PB, HR, MP, CT
Summer MH, GJ, RJ, KA, AP, TN, WB, BR, OR, UP, JH, AS, TR, PB, HR, HP, JK, UT, MP, CT


Suitability of the variety for the Area Agro Climatic Zone

All India

Selection of the field/land preparation practices

Field should be well prepared free from weeds and well drainage facility. 1-2 deep ploughing, Soil should be exposed to sunlight, 3 to 4 rounds of harrows to reach fine tilt. Before final harrow, apply 8 - 10 MT well decomposed FYM/acre along with 250 gm Trichoderma for controlling soil born fungus.

Seed Treatment-rate of timing/ chemical

Seeds are treated with Carbendazim 2g + Thiram 2 g per Kg of seeds.

Sowing Time

Summer, Rabi, Kharif

Seed Rate/ Sowing method- line sowing with row to row and plant to plant distance/ direct sowing

Seed Rate: 600-700 g per acre

Sowing: Direct in main field.

Spacing: Row to Row and Plant to Plant - 120 x 60 cm

Fertilizer dose with timing

Total N:P:K requirement @ 80:80:100 kg per acre.

Dose & Timing:

Basal Dose: Apply 50% N and 100% P, K as basal dose during final land preparation.

Top Dressing: 25% N at 30 days after sowing and 25% N at 50 days after sowing

Weed Control- Chemicals with doses and timing

Timely weed removal is very important, need  based hand weeding can be done to ensure healthy crop

Diseases & Pest control- Chemicals with doses and timing

For effective crop control apply fungicide as per recommendation from the Department of Agriculture (plant protection) to control Damping off, Downey Mildew, Powdery Mildew and other fungal diseases. Apply recommended

insecticide to control sucking pest, fruit fly and any other insects

Irrigation Schedule

Irrigation Frequency Depends upon -

A. Soil type: Light soils need more frequency. Heavy soils needs less frequency.

B. Crop stage: Vegetative stage: maintain adequate moisture for development of roots. Flowering & fruiting - frequent and shallow irrigation. Harvesting - gradually reduce irrigation during harvesting

C. Growing season: Summer — requires frequent irrigation. Winter — As against Summer season, in winter the irrigation frequency is longer. Rainy — very less frequency depending up on soil moisture


Harvest the fruit at the time of physiological maturity.

It starts maturing by 55 – 60 days after sowing – depending on season / climate. Picking is done generally at an interval of 6-7 days.

Expected Yield of the variety

Average yield: 18 – 20 MT /acre (depending on season  and cultural practice)