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Balsam Pear, Bitter Gourd Seeds

  • Brand: KNOWN-YOU
  • Quantity: About 6 seeds per pack
  • Germination: It should take around two or three weeks for the seeds of Balsam pear to germinate at 18 to 24 degrees
  • Soil Condition: Balsam pear an be grown on well drained sandy to sandy loam; medium black soils rich in organic matter. Alluvial soil along the river beds is also good for production of bitter gourds. A pH range of 6.0- 7.0 is considered as optimum.
  • Spacing: spaced 12 inches
  • Sowing depth:Sow seeds in holes about half-inch deep (1.25 cm)
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Watering Time: Regular
SKU: V-200

Availability: In stock

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Official Name: Momordica charantia

General description: The plant you are describing is Momordica charantia, commonly known as balsam pear or bitter melon. It is a member of the Cucurbitacea plant family and the plant grows as a vine and can grow to 10 feet or more. In Chinese cuisine, bitter melon (苦瓜, pinyin: kǔguā, POJ: khó͘-koe) is valued for its bitter flavor, typically in stir-fries (often with pork and douchi), soups, dim sum, and herbal teas (gohyah tea). It has also been used in place of hops as the bittering ingredient in some beers in China and Okinawa. 

How to grow: The seeds should be sown at about 3 mm deep into a moist and rich soil. It should take around two or three weeks for the seeds of Balsam pear to germinate at 18 to 24 degrees. Once ready transplant the Momordica into a sunny part of the garden at about 25 cm (small) to 60 cm (large species) apart.

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