BITTER MELON - Long seeds

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Bitter Melon Long - 5 Seeds

Heirloom & Open-Pollinated 

This Japanese variety bitter gourd long variety has green heavily warted skin and best flavour when harvested young at 28-30cm. 

The fruits are crisp and tender. The climbing vine can reach 4meter and bears yellow flowers.  Being a tropical vegetable, Bitter gourd prefers a warm climate and humidity to thrive. Bitter gourd is also known as bitter melon, karela, karalla and balsam pear in various other Asian cultures.

They are very easy to grow & easy to maintain. The plant can produce an abundance of small-sized bitter melons for a few months as long as you give the plant sufficient fertiliser and water well.

Best time to sow seeds after frost. Seeds need min 20°C to germinate. For a better germination rate, soak the seeds in water for a few hours before planting and sow them 20mm deep in a sunny, well-drained position. They germinate between 10-14 days. Sow them 90 apart. Enjoy your harvest approx. 65-70 days from transplanting.


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