Parval or Patola - an exotic cucurbit vegetable, health food, propagated by tissue culture technique.
The parwal, or pointed gourd is a cucurbit vegetable, one of the finest gourds. It is an exotic vegetable valuable for its therapeutic properties. Ranked best among all fresh vegetables in Ayurveda. It is known to have cholesterol reducing property, as well as helps in diabetes.
These are climbers having vigorous growth and can be trained on 4-6 ft high trellis. Plants like warm weather and flower-fruit during the warm-cool weather.It has male and female flowers on separate plants. Tissue cultured plants yield 50% more and have longer harvesting period.
The fruit is 2 to 3 inches long, and a diameter of one inch at the thickest part. Tissue culture derived fruits are more pulpy , less fibrous and fewer seed, making it ideal for stuffing.
We supply both female as well as male plants in required ratio for best yield. Plants are shipped either ready to plant or can be grown on under shade before planting.
The plants are shipped in corrugated boxes and are ideal for home gardens or small farms.Fruits can be collected by hand picking and can be fresh frozen.