Bittermelon Long White


Pack is ~15 seeds/每包约15粒

26 in stock


This is a long white bitter melon, early to medium maturity. Vines are vivid and likes rich soil, warm weather. It can keep fruiting for long time given proper temperature and care. Fruit is white skin, 30~70cm long, 4.0~5.5 cm diameter, weighs up to 1 kg. Bitter taste is medium.

Bitter Melon, also known as Momordica charantia (M. charantia), karela, balsam pear, or bitter gourd, is a popular plant used for the treating of diabetes-related conditions amongst the indigenous populations of Asia, South America, India, the Caribbean and East Africa. Its fruit has a distinguishing bitter taste, which is more pronounced as it ripens, hence the name bitter melon or bitter gourd. Biochemical and animal model experiments have produced abundant data and hypotheses accounting for the anti-diabetic effect. (cited from NIH).

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Additional information

Weight 4.5 g