Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika, volume 37 issue 1 (march 2022) : 88-90

Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo L.) Cultivation in India: A Review

Dhiraj Bhattacharjee
1Department of Horticulture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785 013, Assam, India.
  • Submitted17-08-2021|

  • Accepted10-12-2021|

  • First Online 04-03-2022|

  • doi 10.18805/BKAP359

Cite article:- Bhattacharjee Dhiraj (2022). Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo L.) Cultivation in India: A Review. Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika. 37(1): 88-90. doi: 10.18805/BKAP359.
Background: Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo L.) belong to the family Cucurbitaceae and is an exotic crop grown in both open field and protected conditions. It is recently been popularized in India due to yield and health benefits and grown in various climatic and soil conditions. 
Methods: This crop is raised initially in polybags in Jorhat and Darrang of Assam and then transplanted in polythene mulched field conditions. It is grown from March-April in mild summers of North India and grows from September to December in lower hills or plains according to package of practice.
Result: Various location specific spacing and fertilizers are incorporated in this crop and growth regulators like Ethrel are incorporated to promote the number of female flowers. This crop can provide huge income revenue if exported in near future.

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