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Gourd Bitter Melon

Botanical Name: Momordica charantia

Approx 10 seeds

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Details

A warm climate vine that originates from South India and is widely used in many Asian cuisines. This Indian style Gourd is quite narrow and short with pointed ends, with cucumber-like crunchy flesh but bitter taste and edible skin with jagged ridges.

How To Grow

Direct where they are to grow or in seed trays of seed raising mixture. Good in pots. Sow seeds 6mm deep into damp soil, firm down gently and keep moist. Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days.

When To Plant

Spring and Summer, Autumn too in warmer climates.

Sow

Spring, Summer

Soil Type

compost, well cultivated, well drained

Important Note

These seeds may be treated with a fungicide (Thiram or Apron XL), do not eat the seeds or feed them to animals. Fungicide treatment is an AQIS requirement for certain varieties of seeds. It does not affect your crops or harm insects such as bees. If your packet has been treated it will be well marked with a warning and the seeds will be dyed a distinct colour.

When

Spring and Summer, Autumn too in warmer climates.

Where

Direct where they are to grow or in seed trays of seed raising mixture. Good in pots.

How Sow

Sow seeds 6mm deep into damp soil, firm down gently and keep moist. Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days.

Care

Provide canes or trellis to support the growing vine. Keep moist and feed every 2-3 weeks.

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Recipe

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Ingredients

Instructions

Bitterness can be tamed by washing the fruit well, removing the seeds, marinating in salt for at least ½ hour before cooking, squeezing the juice out or boiling cut pieces in a water & lemon solution.
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