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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:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 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 3 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

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

4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rob
Location:
Stanardsville, VA, United States
Date:
March 22, 2018
          3.0
 
ancient crop
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? ornamental edible

What are the cons? nothing really

Review:

Bitter Melons (Momordica charantia) have been eaten for centuries. You are not supposed to eat the seeds! I've eaten them without incident and had some last night, stuffed w/ ground pork and fermented black beans-yummy! The recipes I use first remove the seed cavity w/ seeds and whitish pulp. Slice about 1/2-1/3 inch thick. Drop in a big pot of boiling water and boil 2-3 minutes. Drain and plunge into cold water to stop the cooking process. At this point, you can proceed with the recipes. The vines are very ornamental. When the fruits split and reveal the red-arils and seed, they are cool-looking! Plus, I've not had insect pests. Pick up a Chinese or Indian cook book for more information.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jewel
Location:
Missoula, MT, United States
Date:
March 17, 2018
          3.0
 
Caution
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Grows prolifically

What are the cons? n/a

Review:

Just be aware that the red arils that surround the seeds of the bitter melon are toxic to children, potentially causing diarrhea, vomiting and death. In adults too much of the fruit can be harmful, and it is hard to say what your tolerance will be. Can cause stomach upset, low blood sugar and irregular heart beat. This is such a new fruit in the US that it is just good to have the info about a new food. Just like rhubarb leaves are toxic, but the stalk is delicious.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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