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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Need what ever you can provide me with just started growing ampalaya a rookie. Seeds are planted the following day or as the radicle break. Leave priduction Reply Qmpalaya reply Your email address will not be published. Consult your input dealer on what pesticides to use in controlling this pest. 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.

The recommended varieties of bitter gourd are: However, it is best to plant in July and August wet season for better prices, and in October dry season to take advantage of available soil moisture. Wilted parts may appear to recover at night, but they wilt on successive sunny days and finally die. This was found to be very effective time to spray. The side support is used to prevent breaking down of the trellis.


Ampalaya can be directly seeded or transplanted. Several kinds of leaf diseases attack the plant and can cause yield reduction. Fruits can be stored for days under this condition. Preparations for Planting Forages for Goat Feed.

You can consult your local inputs dealer on how and what fungicide to use. Sow one pre-germinated seed per hole of the plastic tray at a depth of 1. One is the long, ampalay green, and less warty type; the other is the short and warty, and more bitter pinakbet type.

Rita b Jade star and c Native bitter gourd. It grows in low elevation area anytime of the year.

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For leaf or shoot production, irrigate twice a week for faster shoot development, and to minimize the bitter taste of shoots and fruits. Soak the seeds in water for 30 minutes. Thrips- it is a very small crawling insect on that stays on the lower side of the leaves.

The eggs later hatch into small worms that starts feeding inside the fruits. Site Selection Bitter gourd grows in well drained soil.

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Roof the nursery with transparent plastic sheets during the rainy season; plastic nets or chicken wire during the dry season. Later, leaves on one or more laterals apalaya entire plants wilts.

It has both nutritive and medicinal use. Bitter gourd, which is known in the Philippines as ampalaya, is an annual plant that is native in this country.


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Crop Establishment Break the seed coat lightly and soak the seeds in water for 24 hours, then wash. Bacterial Wilt -The disease is characterized initially by wilting and drying of individual leaves, which also exhibit cucumber beetle injury.

It offers number of advantage, its control weeds, preserve soil moisture, prevent soil erosion and leaching of fertilizers and reflect light, serving as repellant to insect which hide under the leaves.

Leonardo learned that plants sprayed with Amino Plus are more resistant to diseases and stresses in the field, like drought.

Production Guide on Ampalaya

Allow branching and fruiting on the overhead trellis. Under moist condition, a purplish mildew develops on the underside of the leaf spots.

Lateral support of bamboo poles are spaced three meters between furrows and two meters between hills and the side support is place after the bamboo poles are constructed. Planting Ampalaya can be direct seeded or transplanted. Place the trays on the platforms of a simple nursery. Site Selection and Land Preparation. Pproduction are rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron, carbohydrates and vitamin B.

Recommended Varieties The recommended varieties of bitter gourd are: Incubate for hours until ampalya radicles appear. I am using bionomic as pertilizer.

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