White bittergourd


Karela or Bitter gourd is a vining plant that grows much like cucumbers or melons in the  hot summer sun. White Bitter melon is easily recognized by its bumpy, warty oblong-shaped skin, giving the initial appearance of a malformed white cucumber. Even its flesh can be misleading, bearing a spongy seed cavity looking more similar to that of a cucumber than of a melon. Unlike other  melons, Bitter melons do not require peeling.

The fruit’s flesh is pale green to white in color and  contains layers of flat white seeds which will turn red as the fruit matures. The bitterness in the  melon is about the only flavor that the melon delivers. This bitterness is not a uniform bitterness  and can range from fruit to fruit. Generally, the younger the fruit, the more bitter. Large, riper  fruit will be more mellow and the flesh will become spongy. 

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– Comes with a cute postcard with sowing and care instructions.

How to sow:
– Bitter gourds require a very hot and humid climate to grow well. Plant bitter gourd seeds in a  location that gets 6 to 8 hours of sunlight every day.
– Seeds will take 8 to 10 days to germinate in  soil temperatures ranging from 15 to 20℃.
– Bitter gourds will take almost 55-60 days to mature. 
– Prepare the potting soil prior to planting by adding aged manure or aged compost to the soil. 
– Ensure that the soil is well-draining and light for planting.
– While growing bitter gourd vines on  the ground, it’s ideal to mulch the soil to prevent the fruits from getting dirty or rotting in moist  soil.

Common Name: Pavarkai,karela,kakarakaya
Botanical Name: Momordica charantia.
Maximum growth dimensions: 36-60 inches
Light: full sun
Temperature: 15 C – 30 C
Planting season: Summer
Edible parts: fruits
Soil Type: Well drained loamy soil
Watering frequency: water to keep the soil consistently moist
Bloom time: summer
Flower Colour: yellow
Toxicity: toxic to people and pets when consumed raw
Difficulty level: Easy to grow

Weight 0.004 kg

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