Variety originated in India. Strong spineless plants growing to 75 cm (30”) in height produce large, slightly elongated green fruit weighing between 200-300 g (7-11 oz). The flesh is very soft and typically used mashed in vegetarian curry dishes. Matures in 80 days.
How to Grow
Start seeds indoors in a sterile medium 8-10 weeks before plant out time. Soak seeds for 24 hours in tepid water before sowing. Grow seedlings under bright light with warm temperatures of 24-26 C (75-80 F) then harden off before transplanting out to a sunny site after all danger of frost has passed. Seed germinates in 7-14 days. Planting Depth: 6 mm (1/4”). Seed Spacing: 7.5 cm (3”). Thin to: 60 cm (24”). Row Width: 90 cm (36”). Stake plants for extra support. Keep soil evenly moist.When harvesting fruit, cut the stem off 2.5cm (1″) above the fruit. Best flavour is found with firm fruit that has a glossy shine – dull skin is often an indication that the fruit is overripe.