Bitter Melon- Thai
- Asian vegetable
- Climbing vine
- Also known as "Balsam Pear" or "Bitter Squash"
Popular climbing Asian vegetable which grows on a vine up to 5m tall. The vine leaves and shoots can be eaten when young as salad greens. Fruit are oblong with a waxy warty appearance and are usually eaten when young and green, but will ripen to yellow if left on the vine. The melons are usually eaten cooked and are similar in texture to a cucumber but with a bitter capsicum 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: G5-18)
Seeds per gram: 8 seeds
|Botanical name:||Momordica charantia|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||10 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||8|
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