Climatic and Soil Requirement
grows in low elevation area anytime of the year
types of soil with a pH of 5.5-6.5
sandy loam soil.
Furrows are then made 3 meter apart
Organic fertilizer is applied at the rate of 5 tons per hectare
direct seeded or transplanted.
seeds are soak in water overnight or wrap in cheesecloth to facilitate water absorption
planted the following day or as the radicle break
Time of Planting
during the months of October to December and the late planting are during the month of January to February.
Rate of Planting
three meters between furrows and 0.5 meters between hills with 3 seeds line at 4 inches apart.
fruits are green
starts 45 to 50 days after seedling.
early in the morning to protect harvested fruits
Pack in plastic or bamboo crates line with newspaper or bamboo leaves.