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Bottle gourd Round, Louki – vegetable seeds


  • Temperature: 20-30 C, 30 to 80% Germination
  •  Watering: Daily.
  •  Sunlight: Direct sunlight required.
  •  Sowing Method: Seedling/ Direct Sowing
  •  Bed Sowing: 6 inches to 1 feet distance.
  •  Quantity: 30 seeds

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Bottle gourd round is  climbing growing vegetable.

The bottle gourd round belongs to the cucumber family and originated in Africa. This vegetable comes in different shapes, the most common being the bottle-shaped (hence the name) and round. The sizes vary from six inches in length to more than six feet.

It grows fast and may begin to flower only 2 months after seeding.

Seeds Specifications

Common Name Bottle gourd round, lauki, doodhi, and ghiya
Height Height: 10 to 12 feetSpread: 12 feet
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time Summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

  • Weeding can be done by hoeing as and when necessary
  • Fruit rot during rainy season can be checked by training the plants over the bamboo stick or dried branches
  • Beetles, fruit flies, and caterpillars can be controlled by spraying Malathion
  • or Dimethoate
  • or Methyl demeton

Bottle Gourd Round Care

  • The bottle gourd is a vigorous, annual, running or climbing vine with large leaves and a lush appearance
  • It grows fast and may begin to flower only 2 months after seeding
  • The vine is branched and climbs by means of tendrils along the stem
  • Choose a location that is sunny and has good drainage
  • Place an inch of composted manure on top of the bed and work it into the soil
  • Plant seeds 2 feet apart from each other in rows 5 feet apart
  • If you are not next to a fence install a trellis or arbor immediately after planting, so you do not disturb growing roots
  • Water the soil completely immediately after planting
  • Keep the seeds moist for the first 2 weeks

 Bottle Gourd Round

Medicinal Use:

  • It contains a great nutrition

Culinary Use:

  • In Chinese cuisine, it is frequently used in soups or in stir fries
  • In India, doodhi can be combined with dal and spices to make Doodhi Kootu
  • It can also be stir fried with onion, garlic and tomatoes to make asemi dry subzi that will go well with phulkas


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