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Abashi Bitter Gourd (10 seeds) (BM113) $3.00

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Abashi Bitter Gourd

         
 
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An Okinawan heirloom variety with deep green skin color and a very mild bitter taste. Fruit is 3-4 inches in diameter and 8-10 inches long. This variety can tolerate high temperatures and does well up to 90 F. Harvest around 120 days after sowing.
 
Abashi Bitter Gourd
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

85.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lynn
Location:
Roseland, FL, United States
Date:
June 22, 2019
          1.0
 
2 fruits from 5 plants
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Fruits are good size

What are the cons? Didn't produce well at all!

Review:

I have an organic garden and have lots of milkweed and other pollinator-friendly plants all over my garden and the bees and many other kinds of pollinators swarm all over my tomatoes basil and other herbs. I have only seen 1 Bumblebee holiday the abashi flowers and out of 4 plants, I only got 2 gourds. this is very disappointing since I wanted to make tinctures from them. everything else did very well and was productive except for these gourds so not sure why? I'll see if I can do better next year, because I really would like to make extracts with them

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Val
Location:
Keaau, HI, United States
Date:
May 27, 2019
          5.0
 
Lovely Melon and Great Taste.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very productive.

What are the cons? Low germination rate.

Review:

The plant produce large melons with beautiful emerald green color. Very mild bitter taste. Good in stir-fry and soup.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Robin
Location:
Pottsville, PA, United States
Date:
March 5, 2019
          4.0
 
Bitter Medicinal Used As Veg
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Medicinal Use

What are the cons? Germination Can Be Difficult

Review:

Bitter Gourd is new to westerners, so most reviewers don't seem to understand what it is. You can eat it as a vegetable, BUT it is also meant to be a bitter medicinal. Its medicinal use is to lower blood sugar, so no I wouldn't eat it if you have a tendency to hypoglycemia, but it can be very helpful to people concerned about diabetes. It also is supposed to be healthful for the liver. You can only eat it when it is green BEFORE the seeds develop. No, you cannot eat the seeds. You have to let a couple of the fruits ripen into a reddish/orange color before you can save the seeds. At that point, it is no longer edible.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MARY MOOK
Location:
Jersey City, NJ, United States
Date:
October 10, 2018
          5.0
 
Tasty .
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty

What are the cons? Rampant vine growth

Review:

I have only recently gotten to know this veggie. Taste grows on you. Gotten so I crave them. This vine will not bear until its hot outside. Seeds are bigger than other varieties. Dont know if its ok to eat the seeds. These are not so good, but the rest is fine for stuffing, frying. Not much production, but it was in rich soil. Is it better to have it in poorer soil?

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rk
Location:
Fayetteville, NC, United States
Date:
August 28, 2018
          5.0
 
Great variety
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very prolific and high yieldin

What are the cons? None

Review:

Very prolific, some fruits are 10” length, not too bitter. Very productive until first frost

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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