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( Momordica charantia)

This small bitter melon is common in Thailand and India. It is an early producer and is notable for its disease resistance. The skin of these uniform 3-4" fruits is dark green and covered with pointy warts. It does best in a warm climate with some humidity.

 

Note: For better germination, pre-sprout seeds indoors by soaking in water for 24 hours. Wrap in wet paper towel and keep warm between 75-85°F. Plant when seeds sprout.

Seeds per pack: 10/15/20

Days to maturity: 50-60 Days

Life Cycle: Annual

Planting season: Late spring/early summer

Sun Requirement: Full Sun

Other Name: African cucumber, alligator pear, ampalaya, balsam pear, bitter cucumber, bitter gourd, bitter melon, hyotan

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