Bitter Gourd Varieties and their characteristics
S.No. Name of the variety Characteristics 1. Pusa Do Mausmi
Suitable for spring-summer and rainy season. Fruits are dark green, long medium thick, club shaped with 7-8 continuous ridges.
They are edible in 55 days from sowing, 8-10 fruits weigh one kg.
2. Coimbatore Long Fruits are long, tender, white in colour and suitable as a rainy season crop, average yield 25-30 t/ha. 3. Akra Harit The fruits are attractive, spindle shaped with glossy green colour, small in size with smooth regular ribs, crop duration100-110 days, average yield 12 t/ha. 4. VK-1-Priya The fruits are white and 35-40 cm long, heavy bearing variety with first picking in 60 days. Average yield is 50 fruits/plant. 5. Phule Priyanka Hybrid variety with dark green colour fruits. Fruits are 20-25 cm long with tubercles. Average yield is 35-40 t/ha. 6. Phule Green Gold Fruits are 2530 cm long, dark green coloured with tubercles. Suitable for exports. 7. Phule Ujwala Fruits 18-20 cm long, dark green in colour with tubercles, average yield 30-35 t/ha, suitable for exports. 8. Pride of Gujarat Fruits are small, round, whitish green in colour with a few white dabson the skin. Each fruit weighs 8-10 g.