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Green Skin Bitter Melon (20 seeds) (BM108) $1.50

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Green Skin Bitter Melon

         
 
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This Chinese variety produces nice-sized, 8-inch green-skinned, curiously bumpy fruit. The plants yield well and are attractive in the landscape, having deeply cut leaves, bright yellow flowers and developing fruits—very effective on trellises and arbors! Bitter melon is a traditional staple in much of Asia; local cuisines appreciate the mildly bitter taste in soups and curries. As a bonus, the pulp surrounding the seeds turns brilliant scarlet at full maturity, and its sweet taste is also utilized in its native lands. Bitter melon is recognized for its value in blood-sugar regulation among diabetics.
 
Green Skin Bitter Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
tarp
Location:
Eureka Springs, AR, United States
Date:
February 6, 2016
          5.0
 
challenging but fun
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty, challenging, healthy

What are the cons? low germination slow sprouting

Review:

I TRY to grow bitter melon/gourd it almost every season. It can be a challenge to get the seeds to sprout. Soak your seeds a day or so in a zip lock bag , in a very warm place, before planting the seed in a large peat pot filled with a good starting mix. And patience-it will still take quite awhile for the seed to germinate. Look online, you can find ways to start the seed. Bitter melon needs heat. . The first time I actually got the seed to start, the vines took off, growing fast and lovely in a half a whiskey barrel planter. They need warm weather just like gourds, pumpkins, ect. When I got fruit...I only got 2 from several plants-I didn't know to pinch the vine back then (stimulates side growth-and female flowers). . In the kitchen, try par-boiling the bitter melon in salted water a little before using it. It accents other flavors and while it is an acquired taste, you just might find you like it pretty quickly! Try it!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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27 out of 28 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rodolfo Joven
Location:
Orovillle, CA
Date:
April 8, 2013
          5.0
 
Bitter Melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? leaves can be eaten also.

What are the cons? Sometimes very bitter.

Review:

Bitterness of the fruit can be reduced by rubbing and washing with salt. The leaves can also be eaten as salad with tomatoes/onions and a little vinegar. More importantly,both are great against bad cholesterol.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 38 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
info on this
Date:
August 9, 2012
          3.0
 
info on this.
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

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What are the cons?

Review:

I wrote a rather lenghthy reveiw as "info on snake gourd" for the long ex snake melon and much of that information applies to this, so please read that.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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