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Big Top Bitter Melon (10 seeds) (BM104) $3.00

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Big Top Bitter Melon

         
 
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A unique heart shaped variety of bitter melon, the large softball- sized fruits are particularly popular in Surinamese cuisine. Bitter melon was originally introduced to Suriname by South Chinese immigrants in the 1850s, where the unique and highly nutritious vegetable seamlessly integrated into the eclectic cuisine of this South American country. An early producer, long rambling vines produce tons of smooth skinned, dark green, bumpy fruit in as few as 65 days. Thanks to a thick skin, this variety is considered an excellent shipper and a perfect choice for gardeners wanting to grow bitter melon for the first time.
 
Big Top Bitter Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

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Nickname:
Brassica Lover
Location:
San Diego, CA, United States
Date:
August 15, 2018
          4.0
 
Cute flavorful gourds
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Attractive, round fruit

What are the cons? Relatively small fruit

Review:

I planted these indoors in early March and planted them in raised beds in late April. The soil temperature was probably still too low, because they didn't do anything until June - but once the vines started producing, they really produced! Pros: the round fruit are great for cutting in half & stuffing; the flavor is similar to fruit from more "standard" bitter melon varieties. Cons: since they're small and round, the melons hide behind other vines! I had to be a little vigilant to pick them so they wouldn't go over-ripe and burst open. Also, some of my melons started ripening when they were fairly small, so I definitely needed to pick them all before they got to >3".

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Muumi
Location:
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Date:
August 8, 2018
          5.0
 
Very prolific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Fast maturing, delicious

What are the cons? Slow to germinate

Review:

Germination (indoors under lights) was slow and a bit of a challenge, but we got four wee plants -- and then they really took off and never looked back. We set them out at the beginning of June. The vines grew vigorous and healthy and huge. Soon they were covered with flowers. By the last week of July we had big bitter melons, softball sized is no exaggeration. In Canada! We'd tried to grow other varieties in the past and the first frosts of October would arrive while tiny kugua were struggling to mature. But these! We're harvesting big, delicious bitter melons by basketfuls. I love this variety!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Caroline
Location:
CHICAGO, IL, United States Minor Outlying Islands
Date:
May 30, 2018
          5.0
 
Big top butter melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? It germinated yey!

What are the cons? none

Review:

After most of the seeds germinated, the vine grew quickly with beautiful looking leaves. Can't wait to taste the variety of this bitter melon.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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