Here are some pictures of my Parwal plants from this year. They have survived the Texas winters for the last 3 years.
Thank you so much, xman for your response and the link. I read the link. Can I suggest you to make a video and upload on youtube for the detailed instructions you gave ? That will be very useful to many.. I tried searching vidoe after your reply - found a very little information.. In one of the vidoes they said, there are more MALE plants when you grow from seeds and so the best way to propogate parwal is through cutting or planing roots of the already grown female plants. Since you have made such a great progress in cultivating this plant, please think about propagating it further among the community. Again, thanks a ton for all your efforts.
I would like to have a male and a female Parwal plant.I have Coccinia Grandis for exchange.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
hi xman, I live in Dallas TX and would love parval cutting if you'd trade it in for snake gourd plant. I am a newbie to TX and just started my garden this year. Thanks!
. I live in Dallas. I would like to get stem of parval plant. Do you bring the plant indoor during winter?
Currently all the stems are dead, as we have had a few freezes in TX. The plants grow back from the roots in Spring.
No, I do not bring the plants in during winter, the plants are planted in the ground, and the roots survive the winter. The plant dies down to the roots in Winter and comes back in Spring.
Thanks xman for your reply. Do you also have plants of kantola and timdora.
I would like to have some Parwal plants.I have Tindora plants for exchange.
I have seeds for Karela, Okra, Turia, pafdi, gavar etc that I can share. I need plant or plant cuttings for Parval, Tindora and Kantola.
If anyone in Dallas area has it then I can come n pick it or pay for shipping.
Hi xman, could I buy some parval roots from you?
hi namahc, are you selling tindora cuttings? I'd be willing to buy one. Thanks
I would like to buy tindora and parwal plants.
Everybody wants to buy but I am looking who wants to sell parwal plant?
Go to ebay.com to buy Tindora roots.
Tindora and parwal not the same.On ebay tindora roots sold out. Thanks
Hi , I am from Wisconsin and visiting Dallas April 30th I would appreciate if someone offers to give or sell some nodes/ stems so i can plant it. pls call 920 231 8787Thanks
kheya_grape, there will be few more Tindora Roots available on ebay.com by tomorrow
patelsangitamd, there will be few Tindora Roots available on ebay.com by tomorrow.
Today I bought tindora roots from ebay but I am still looking parwal (pointed gourd)plants.Thank you namahc.
Hi Jeyashree, I live in Dallas, I couldn't send a message to you, could you send a message to me, thanks.
Hello xman(7/8) I live in Arlington Texas. I grow parwal plant a lot but only get male. I saw you have a female parwal plant. Can I please have a female stem?
Hi Xman. I tried various seeds but failed germination. I am in CA. Can you share few male/female cuttings with me? In exchange I have several exotic mangoes and cherimoya cuttings that I can share. my email is email@example.com, I will pay for shipping and also for cuttings if you like. Thanks
Hello Xman. I've done a lot of research on Parwal. You seem to be one of the few in North America that has this plant and grown it to fruit successfully. Are you still willing to share root or stem cuttings? I have lots of rare seeds and plants to trade. Please be in touch with me foodforestfarm at gmail.com. Thanks
Can I please have a cutting of Parwal & Tidora plants. Will pay.
I am in Tx.
I am interested in getting Tindora & Paraval cuttings. Anyone has them?
Hi I am interesting for parval plants . Do you sell some for me plz .
HI, I live in tampa Florida love to get some roots or cuttings will gladly pay for it. Thanks
My email is . Pat1839@gmail.com
I live in s. Florida and will be happy to pay for parwal cuttings/ tuber. firstname.lastname@example.org. I also have high-yiellding (pod) pkm1 moringa seeds to offer in exchange if interested.
Hi Friends ...I have seeds for Karela, Okra, Turia, gavar, Tulsi,long bengan, etc that I can share. I need plant or plant cuttings for Parval, Tindora and Kantola.pay for it and shipping too. PLEASE....
i do have Tindora (cuttings) and Kantola (bulb) but can't give you now (i already planted them in garden)...remind me in fall so when i am taking out from my garden i can ship it to you....please contact me via email email@example.com.....i am still looking for parwal cutting.
Hello ,I am willing to pay for Kantola and Parwal stem cuttings.Seeds also I will buy.Will also pay for shipping.I have seeds for exchange.Please help
Hi, do you have any cuttings of parwal vines? Thanks
Hi there, I am from Boston . Can I buy some parval roots from you plz ? And I also want some kantola too and pay for shipping also . Plz respond me
Hi mr x man can I buy some par wall roots from you plz ?
Sorry, I gave away all my parwal plants/roots to friends. I do not have any parwal plants now. You can always grow them from seed like I did. See my instructions on how to grow them from seed on this site. Good Luck
So do you have any good seeds plz
Yes i do what kind you looking for and i m getting more in march 2019 but not parwal or kantola
I need Indian parval , if not what else you have
Hi mr xman do you know where I get parval and kantola bulbs
Can i have a cutting sent to western australia?
One of my friend is looking for another parvel plant as she has only one. I want to help her can you share one parwal plant / cutting?r u in Houston. I will pick up from porch. My friend has all kinds except this so she will be happy to share anything you need. We live in sugarland
Hi there , can I have cutting from yours ? Can you sent in Boston, I will pay
Hi mr kalla , do you have kantola plants ? If yes can you share a bulb with me if I pay
Sorry, I gave away all my parwal plants/roots to friends. I do not have any parwal plants now. You can always grow them from seed like I did. So here are the steps in-case somebody else is interested in growing these. I had posted this on another thread 4 years ago, but I still get a lot of emails requesting parwal roots.
I actually grew them from seeds. I had been trying to grow Parwal for many years, but was not successful till now. In fact I got about a hundred seeds from a Professor in Georgia who was doing some research on these, but none sprouted.
I tried something new and got almost 90% of the seeds to sprout. Here what I did
1) Go to an Indian store that sells vegetables, and pick parwals that are mature (2 or 4 are enough). Look for ones that look fully developed and have a little yellow color showing on the skin. These are easy to find.
2) Make sure the parwal are dry (usually they have these soaking in water), if not dry them out with a paper towel.
3) Place these in a bag of rice (not cooked rice:) or in just a brown paper bag closed, and in the pantry or something for a few days.
4) Check every couple of days to make sure you do not have mold growing, you will actually see them changing to a full yellow/orange color very quickly.
5) The parwal will also start to dry out, and the skin will start to become dry like paper.
6) After a few days it will fully dry out, at this stage you can keep it out in the kitchen for a few days.
7) Tear open the Parwal and remove the seeds (seed will be black in color and quite large). Remove all the pulp sticking to the seeds with a paper towel.
8) Let the seed sit out in the kitchen to dry a couple of days.
9) Get the soil ready for planting (well drained soil).
10) Take a container (like a glass) and fill it with lukewarm water from the tap and soak the seeds for 24 hours.
11) Parwal seeds have a very hard coat so you will have to nick it before planting. I use a large nail cutter for this.
12) Take the seeds out of the water and dry them with a paper towel, and then using the nail cutter nick a small hole in the seed coat. Do not cut near the growing end, cut into the opposite side.
Here's how: Hold a seed between your thumb and forefinger. With the other hand, hold the clippers at an angle so that you use one end of the blade, then clip your seed. Your goal is to make a slice through the brown top coat of the seed, not to take a chunk out. Sometimes you can barely see the nick you made and sometimes a piece of the seed coat cracks off and you see the lighter colored inner seed. Both are correct!
13) Now soak the seeds again in some fresh lukewarm water for 24 hours.
14) Take the seeds out and plant in the soil at about .25 inch deep. Make sure you keep it in a safe place because rats and squirrels like to dig the seeds out and eat them.
15) Plants will sprout in about 10 days. Do not water too much, the plants are very hardy.
16) Plants will not fruit in the first year if grown from seed. There are male and female plants, and for the fruit to develop you need both.
17) Plants go dormant in winter, and you will have to bring it inside unless you live in Florida or above zone 8
Hope this helps..let me know if you have any questions. Good Luck
I am looking to buy some parval cuttings / plants. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I am in Chicago.
I am looking for Tindora and Parwal plants/stems.
Do you have any to spare.
I am in Plano,TX. email@example.com
469-323-3225 for texting. Thanks
I am looking for Parwal cutting and Kantola bulbs. I know you don't have anymore but please let me know how can I find those. I will pay for those.
My contact number: 215 692 4588 for texting.
xman, thank you for providing the detailed instructions on how to grow parwal plant from seeds. In your experiment, how many plants did you plant for a good harvest? How many years these vines are productive? Thank you.
Hi Xman, I was looking for Parwal and Ghondhoraj lebu plants/cuttings or seeds in Australia. I will pay the shipping cost. Please let me know if these are available. Thank you.