40-55 Days to Maturity (after transplanting). Momordica charantia ’India’. India Bitter Gourd Seeds. Non-GMO, warm-season, annual, hybrid. The India-type bitter melon has dark green skin; this hybrid's 6-8 inch fruits are heavily warted. The spindle-shaped melons taper at both ends and are generally narrower than a Chinese-type bitter melon. Growers prefer this variety for its early maturity and long-lasting, generous yield. Bitter gourds are packed with nutrients and are recommended as a healthy food by the American Diabetic Association. The young fruits and the immature shoots and leaves are edible. Approx 125 seeds / oz.