Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus & ORIENTAL PICKLING MELON -Cucumis melo var. conomon
Mudicode local: Golden coloured, large sized long fruit tapering at one end.
Soubhagya:Unique small to medium sized oblong green fruits with light green stripes, which turn golden yellow on ripening. Early variety suitable for close planting.
Arunima:Uniform large cylindrical fruits that are bright green with creamy spots at tender stage and attractive orange yellow at ripening.
AAU C-2: Long cylindrical and whitish fruits.
Poinsette:Dark medium long fruits.Resistant to many fungal diseases.
Seethal: Early variety.Green fruits of medium length.
CO 1:Long fruits with a characteristic narrow neck.
Climate & Soil: Warm season crop.Prefers sandy loam soils.
Season: January-March, September-December and May- August.
Seed rate: 0.5-0.75 kg/ha
Seeds available with VFPCK: Mudicode local
Spacing: Take the pits at a spacing of 2X1.5 m and the seeds are sown @ 4-5 per pit. After two weeks remove the unhealthy plants retaining three plants per pit.
Nutrient management : Apply FYM @ 20-25 t/ha as basal dose along with half dose of N (35 kg) and full dose of P2O5 (25 kg) and K2O (25 kg/ha). The remaining dose of N (35 kg) can be applied in two equal split doses at the time of vining and at the time of full blooming.
Crop Management: For trailing, spread dried twigs or coconut leaves on the ground.Spraying the crop with Ethrel at the rate of 3-3.5ml in 10ltr of water will increase the production of female flowers.
Pest Management :
Yield: 10-12 t/ha.