Bitter gourd, which is known in the Philippines as ampalaya, is an annual plant that is native in this country. It is botanically known as. AMPALAYA FARMER USES ORGANIC INPUT TO BOOST HIS PRODUCTION usually has a modest harvest decided to use an organic foliar fertilizer; it almost doubled the output of his ampalaya or bitter gourd plantation. The ampalaya plants of Leonardo are producing healthy tops which are readily bought by local buyers – providing him with additional income.

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Safe Pesticides is the Aampalaya to a Plague of Caterpillars. The side support is used to prevent breaking down of the trellis. An improved technology in the Philippines for ampalaya production is the use of plastic mulch to cover the beds.

Time of Planting Early planting in some areas is usually done during the months of October to December and the late planting are during the month of January to February. One gram g contains around 5 seeds. It can withstand water logging for hours.

Caring for and maintaining the seedlings.

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A well- pulverized soil promotes good soil aeration and enhances root formation. The organic fertilizer must be broadcasted before plowing or at final harrowing.

Soak the seeds in water for 30 minutes. Sow one pre-germinated ampalaay per hole of the plastic tray at a depth of 1. Abaca twine is use as a lateral and horizontal support because it does not absorb too much heat however it is not reusable for the next cropping season.

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For headaches wounds, burns and skin diseases, apply warmed leaves to afflicted area. However, the best soil texture for the crop is either sandy loam or clay loam with produftion ranging from of 6.

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Corn Disease and Disease Management. For other ailments, the fruit and leaves can both be juiced and taken orally. Establishment of Budwood Garden or Scion Grove.

Unlike other fertilizers derived from fish and other natural sources, Amino Plus Foliar Fertilizer is not processed at high temperatures, preventing the denaturation of proteins and retaining amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, and natural oil.

Is it ok if i mix it with lannate? Technoguide for Ampalaya Production Part 2. According to Leonardo, the technician explained to him that damage to agricultural crops like his ampalaya could be prevented or minimized with the proper application of organic farm inputs like Amino Plus. Pack in plastic or bamboo crates line with newspaper or bamboo leaves. Break the seed coat lightly and soak the seeds in water for 24 hours, then wash.

Harvesting starts 45 to 50 days after seedling. Site Selection Bitter gourd grows in well drained soil. It grows in low elevation area anytime of the year. Need what ever you can provide me with just started growing ampalaya a rookie.

The eggs later hatch into small worms that starts feeding inside the fruits. Photos from East West Seed Company. One is the long, dark green, and less warty type; the other is the short and warty, and more bitter pinakbet type. Pests and Diseases Control Powdery Mildew- It is cause by a fungus that appears as white powdery growth on leaves. Organic fertilizer is applied at the rate of 5 tons per hectare during land preparation or a week before planting. But after deciding to spray his ampalaya plantation with Amino Plus Foliar Fertilizer, he was able to harvest up to around kilos.


Ampalaya can be directly seeded or transplanted. What is the medecine can use to grow my ampalaya plant? Early planting in some areas is usually done during the months of October to December and the late planting are during the month of January to February.

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It can be done twice a week. Seeds germinate easily at C to C normal room temperature ; longer when temperature is low or cold. Fruitfly- The fruitfly is one of the major insect pests of ampalaya. Spray only after the removal of the damage fruits with insecticides recommended by your pesticide dealer.

The fruit and leaves of which are used as vegetable and the latter are further used as a laxative for new born babies while the stem and roots as antidotes for fever. The fruit contains the hypo-glycemic principle charantin, which is used to treat diabetes. Site Selection and Land Preparation. Downy Mildew-A irregular shaped yellowish to brown spots appears on upper side of the leaves, usually at the center of plants.

Recommended Varieties The recommended varieties of bitter gourd are: