A member of the squash family, bitter melon is native to southern China. Fruits are oblong and warty, usually about 8 inches long. The flesh has a watery, crunchy texture, similar to a pepper or cucumber. The bitter flavor is due to the melon’s quinine content. Use fruits before they turn very ripe and orange, slice thinly, and stir-fry or add to soups. This melon serves a nutritional punch, offering iron, twice the beta-carotene of broccoli, twice the potassium of bananas, and twice the calcium of spinach. It also contains high amounts of fiber, phosphorous, and Vitamins C, B1, B2, and B3. 60 days.
0.5 g / 10+ Seeds
Square Foot Garden Spacing: 1 plant per two sq ft
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