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  • Growing Gourds (Ridge Gourd, Bitter Gourd and Snake Gourd)

    I have planted a few karela seeds and now have some very healthy young plants which are growing robustly. I am preparing to build a structure to support their growth. Will this plant do well and produce fruit on a trellis which is strictly vertical with no horizontal plane? I'm asking because all of the images I have seen show this plant growing and producing fruit on a horizontal structure. In these photos the plant climbs up the sides and then across the top but I only see fruit hanging from top.I only have room to build a trellis with one vertical plane. I can't imagine why this would prevent the plant from fruiting as it seems illogical but I thought I'd ask.

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