Bitter gourd (करेला)- Pusa Aushdhi
Fruits of this bitter gourd variety are light green, with 7-8 continuous ridges. Average fruit length 16.5 cm and its fruits mature in 48 52 days. Average fruit weight 85 gm and yield 15 19 t/ha.
It has higher female: male flower ratio of 3:1 compared to that of 1:9 in commercial variety, Pusa Do Mausami. It is recommended through AICRP(VC) for cultivation in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana and Delhi states.