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Gourd Seeds - Bitter Green - Hybrid. Non-GMO. Momordica charantia. 56-63 days. Warm season annual. This bitter gourd produces a generous crop of large, heavy and uniform fruits with distinctive vertically scored, shiny and warty light green skin. Fruit size up to 12-13 inches and 3 inches in diameter. Also known as Bitter Melon, Karella, and Balsam Pear, it prefers warm, humid conditions. ~ 140 seeds / oz.
Important Growing Tip: Bitter Gourds like warmer temperatures. Plant only in late spring or early summer when risk of frost is well past. Bitter gourd seeds require temperatures of 65 F (18 C) to germinate, but for best results wait until it is consistently warmer than that before direct sowing outdoors.
Among the most bitter of vegetables, the flesh of the bitter gourd is crunchy and juicy, somewhat like a cucumber in texture. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. In warm areas, sow seeds in late spring/summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. For better germination, pre-sprout seeds indoors by soaking in water for 24 hours. Wrap in wet paper towel and keep warm between 75-85°F. Plant when seeds sprout. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation and ease of harvest. The fruit has best flavor when picked green and about 12" long. Use in soup, stir-fries and stuffed. Young leaf shoots are edible. Recommended as a healthy food by the American Diabetic Association.
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