Hailing from the scenic bay area of the southwestern tip of Kyushu
Island, Japan, which is known for producing some of the finest bitter
melons. This is an ideal bitter melon for making into tea or for cooking.
Exceptionally long and slender fruits are delicious sliced and stir-fried,
the bitter melons’ potent superfood powers are most appreciated
when paired with mellow flavors like cooked garlic and beans. This
bitter melon will produce tons of snakelike fruits on long vines and is a
prolific and healthful addition to the kitchen garden. 16-18” long and
matures 60-70 days from sowing. The color is very light green, tending
to lighten to a white-green at the tip, and the tear-drop bumps and
ridges sometimes spiral around the long fruit.