"Jyunpaku" Okinawan Pure White Bitter Melon
A natural marvel! This is the purest white bitter melon variety we know, and it reminds us of the elegant white pearls found off the coast of Okinawa. A most stunning edible ornamental, this extra large, mild Japanese bitter melon bears mild with a refined flavor. Nutritionally potent and health promoting! Bitter melon is identified as a key dietary staple contributing to the world-famous longevity of the Okinawan people. Medicinal value has been demonstrated in regulating blood sugar and preventing diabetes! Fruits do develop a sweetness as they ripen. When fruits are mature, a bright red sac forms around the seeds. This variety boasts a seed pulp with a superior flavor like sweet cherry candy! Thick fruits average 8-10 inches long. Cut when thick and add to soups or shave thin and eaten raw. This may be the truest Okinawan treasure, the beautiful secret to longevity and good health!
- Full Sun
- Sprouts in 7-21 Days
- Seed Depth: 1"
- Ideal Temperature: 75-90 Degrees F
- Plant Spacing: 24"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Momordica charantia
Growing Tips: Revels in heat and humidity. Grow up a trellis or fence. Soaking seeds overnight and nicking or splitting the tough outer seed coat may improve germination.