Bitter Melon- Long
- Asian vegetable
- Also known as "Balsam Pear" or "Bitter Squash"
Popular Asian vegetable which grows on a climbing vine up to 5m tall. Long green fruit to 30cm long with a waxy warty appearance. Melons are best eaten when young and green; when cooked they have a similar texture to cucumber but with a bitter flavour. Popular in curries or stir-fries.
Also known as "Balsam Pear" or "Bitter Squash".
How to sow and grow:
|When:||Spring and summer|
|Germination:||10-15 days @ 25-28°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Frost Tender Perennial (usually grown as an annual)|
|Position:||Full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||75 days|
(Product number: A6-01)
Seeds per gram: 4 seeds
|Botanical name:||Momordica charantia|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||10 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||4|
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