What are the pros? Pleasant bitter flavor
What are the cons? Low yield, small fruits
Soaking the seeds overnight didn't help; rather, directly sowing them in seed starting packs unsoaked helped them to germinate. The fruits are tasty and good for those that aren't used to eating bittermelon. I usually slice them in half lengthwise and then slice them into very thin slices, sauteed the bitter melons first, then either add in eggs or sliced luncheon meat. It's very delicious and healthy. My complaints are that I planted out 5 plants and have only harvested about 10 fruits, which is way too little for the effort to be worth it. After the initial harvest, the fruits kept getting smaller and smaller and turn yellow before they're even full-sized. Therefore, I will not be growing this variety again next year.
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