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Indian Round Gourd( Jaya) is also known as Tinda, Indian squash and round melon. The unique. The round, light green fruit weigh only 3 to 4 ounces at harvest. The hairy 4' long vines flower within 30 to 35 days, and the smooth fruit is ready to pick 2 to 3 weeks later.

Indian round gourd is not only a popular vegetable but is also medicinal. It is a super-food packed with essential vitamins and minerals. It is also low in carbohydrates and sugars which makes it a keto - friendly vegetable. Tinda is rather bland in taste and hence is always in a supporting role in recipes.


Used in India and Pakistan. Cook with curry or serve with eggplant, peas, potatoes or other vegetables. Also, can be pickled, candied, and seeds can be roasted.

Seeds per pack: 10/20
Days to maturity:  55-80 Days
Life Cycle: Annual
Planting season: Late Spring to early Summer
Sun Requirement: Full Sun

Other Names:- Tindsi,dhemase ढेमसे, dilpasand,meha, , ميها, chachinda, chichinga, lingapotla, padavalanga, padavali, padval, potla, pudal.

 (Praecitrullus fistulosus)

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