Bitter Melon- White

Momordica charantia Open Pollinated

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  • Asian vegetable
  • Unique white fruits
  • Also known as "Balsam Pear" or "Bitter Squash"

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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'Bitter Melon- White' seeds

Momordica charantia

  • Asian vegetable
  • Unique white fruits
  • Also known as "Balsam Pear" or "Bitter Squash"

Popular Asian vegetable which grows on a climbing vine up to 5m tall. Fruit are white with a waxy warty appearance and are usually eaten when young. The melons are usually eaten cooked and are similar in texture to a cucumber but with a bitter flavour. Popular in curries or stir-fries. 

Also known as "Balsam Pear" or "Bitter Squash".

Seeds per gram: 8
Product code: G6-14

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Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 15mm
Season 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 Until Maturity 75 days

*Notes: Sow after risk of frost has passed. Scarification or soaking seeds may be necessary for good germination: scratch or rub seeds with a knife, file or sand paper or soak them for 12-24 hours prior to sowing.

How To Grow



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Ratings & Reviews

Bitter Melon- White

Grows well and very quick. Covered my fence in no time. High fruit yield. Slightly bitter than your green variety but still excellent for a quick stir fry. Highly sorted after variety in Asia. Lucky to find it here. Recommended if you like bitter gourd.
Wei Y 27 March 2020