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Abashi Bitter Melon
  • Abashi Bitter Gourd
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  • Abashi Bitter Gourd
  • Abashi Bitter Gourd
  • Abashi Bitter Gourd
  • Abashi Bitter Gourd
  • Abashi Bitter Melon

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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. Fruits are 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:
         
3.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0

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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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 5 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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