Bitter Melon- Thai

Momordica charantia

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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Bitter Melon- Thai

Momordica charantia

  • 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:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 15mm
When: Spring and summer
Germination: 10-15 days @ 25-28°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Frost Tender Perennial (usually grown as an annual)
Plant Spacing: 60cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil.
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 75 days
*Notes: Sow after risk of frost has passed.

(Product number: G5-18)
Seeds per gram: 8 seeds

SKU G5-18
Shipping Weight 0.0019kg
Botanical name: Momordica charantia
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 10 seeds
Seeds per gram: 8

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