Bitter Melon (Bitter Gourd, Balsam Pear, <br>Ku Gua, Foo Gwah)

Bitter Gourd is one of the most popular vegetables in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, India and the Philippines. Bitter Gourd, also called Bitter Melon, has an acquired taste. The plant is grown mainly for the immature fruits although the young leaves and tips are edible. Bitter Melon seed has hard skin and needs warm/moist soil conditions during germination. It may fail or take a long time to germiante if the soil temperature is too low. Bitter Melon is a long-season, high-humidity and warm-climate vine plant and needs to grow along supports.

NOTE: Bitter Melon needs insects to carry out the pollinating process for setting fruits. If the insects are not available in your area, the pollinating process can be done manually, by picking up male flowers and transferring pollens (face-to-face touching the center part of flowers) to femal flowers. Femal flowers have a fat section between the flower and vine stem. This process should be carried out when flowering is active during the daytime. If the pollination is success, the fat portion will grow into full size fruit.



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Bitter Melon, Taiwan Large
Bitter Melon, Taiwan Large

Large green Bitter Melon. High yielder.

Bitter Melon,  Hybrid Taiwan White
Bitter Melon, Hybrid Taiwan White

Beautiful fruit white skin. Highly marketable fruits.

Bitter Melon, Hybrid White Pearl
Bitter Melon, Hybrid White Pearl

Attractive white fruit. One of the most marketable bitter melons.

Bitter Melon, Hong Kong Green
Bitter Melon, Hong Kong Green

Dark green skin fruit. Popular in Cantonese foods.

Bitter Gourd, Southern Money Maker
Bitter Gourd, Southern Money Maker

Very Productive. Excellent quality

Bitter Melon, Large Top
Bitter Melon, Large Top

Large size dark green fruit. Very popular in southern China.

Bitter Gourd, Green Lover
Bitter Gourd, Green Lover

Dark green fruits in good quality.

Bitter Melon, Hybrid Jumbo Choice
Bitter Melon, Hybrid Jumbo Choice

Large fruit. Excellent eating quality.

Bitter Gourd, Hybrid Extra Jumbo
Bitter Gourd, Hybrid Extra Jumbo

Extra large fruit. High quality. excellent for home gardening and commercial porduction.

Bitter Gourd, Hybrid China Pearl
Bitter Gourd, Hybrid China Pearl

Beautiful and high quality fruit.

Bitter Gourd, Japan Green Spindle
Bitter Gourd, Japan Green Spindle

Green spindle type fruit. Very popular.

Bitter Melon, Japan Long
Bitter Melon, Japan Long

Long fruit with dark green skin. Very productive.

Bitter Gourd, India Long Green
Bitter Gourd, India Long Green

Long green fruits. Very popular in India

Bitter Gourd, India Long White
Bitter Gourd, India Long White

Long white fruits. Very productive.

Bitter Melon, Hybrid India Green Queen
Bitter Melon, Hybrid India Green Queen

Dark green fruit with sharp and scattered tubercles.

Bitter Gourd, Hybrid Best Champion
Bitter Gourd, Hybrid Best Champion

Excellent quality bitter gourd.

Bitter Melon, Hybrid India Pearl
Bitter Melon, Hybrid India Pearl

Hybrid Indian white bitter melon. High quality and very productive.

Bitter Melon, Hybrid India Baby
Bitter Melon, Hybrid India Baby

Dark green small fruit. Excellent for stuffed food.

Bitter Melon, Small Baby TH
Bitter Melon, Small Baby TH

Small size fruits, excellent for stuff food.

Bitter Melon, Hybrid Baby Doll
Bitter Melon, Hybrid Baby Doll

Excellent quality, baby size fruits, easy to grow.

Bitter Gourd, Hybrid Nanha
Bitter Gourd, Hybrid Nanha

Dark green small bitter gourd. Very good teething.

Bitter Gourd, Hybrid Beauty Winner
Bitter Gourd, Hybrid Beauty Winner

Beautiful bitter melon in nearly white color.

Bitter Gourd, Hybrid Green Giant
Bitter Gourd, Hybrid Green Giant

Deep green large fruit. Easy to grow.

Bitter Gourd, Hybrid Aman Green
Bitter Gourd, Hybrid Aman Green

Dark green fruit. Good cooking quality.

Bitter Gourd, Hybrid Nayan Long
Bitter Gourd, Hybrid Nayan Long

Long dark green fruits. Good quality.

Indian Bitter Gourd, Hybrid White Vivek
Indian Bitter Gourd, Hybrid White Vivek

High quality white fruit. Very productive.


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