Kashi Shivaani

Foliage is green, medium viny (3.5-5.25 m.) and fruiting at every node. First male and female flowers appear at node number 5-10 and 15-24, respectively. Fruits are green, long straight (20-30 cm and may increase on bower up to 40cm) with a diameter of 3-4 cm. Average fruit weight ranges from 100 g to 150g. Fruits will be ready fo harvest after 50-60 days from the date of sowing. The yield potential of this variety is 180-200 q/ha. It is resistant to Anthracnose and tolerant to downy and powdery mildew disease under field condition. Recommended for cultivation in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. Vide gazette notification number 3666(E), 25.09.2016

  • Sowing time: Summer: February to 15th march, Rainy: June to 15th July
  • Seed Rate: 3.5-4 kg/ha
  • Spacing Row to row: 3.5 m, Plant to plant: 75 cm-Summer season, Row to row: 4.5 m, Plant to plant: 75 cm in Rainy season
  • Fertilizer: 100:80:60 kg N.P.K./ha, with organic compost and 2 foliar spray of WSF (water soluble fertilizer) 19:19:19 (NPK) @ 5 g/litre of water at 35 and 45 days after sowing.
  • Bower system is more rewarding during rainy seasons.