Little gourd (Coccinia grandis)
The Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis), also called tindora (tindori, tindoori), Tondli (तोंडली in Marathi), Toroda/Kunduri (oriya), ghiloda, kundri, kundru, kowai, kovai, kovakkai (Malayalam - ,kovakka (Tamil), dondakaya (Telugu - దొండకాయ), tondekayi (Kannada), manoli, tindla, gentleman's toes (compare lady's fingers), tendli, thendli, thainli, tam lueng (ตำลึง), baby watermelon or little gourd is a tropical vine.
Local varieties are grown in May-June and September-October by trailing over pandals and stakes. Stem cuttings with three or four nodes and 30-40 cm length, selected from high yielding female vines, are used as planting material. These are planted at a spacing of 4 x 3 m. Farm yard manure at the rate of 25 kg per pit is given in two doses. No serious pests or diseases are reported except mild attack of fruit flies and gall insects.
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