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Melon Bitter Karela F1

NZ $4.95

Description

Dark green rough skinned Bitter Gourd much prized in Asian cuisine and as a medicinal fruit. Quite long at 30cm and weighing 600-700 grams, the fruit have tender flesh with a mild bitter taste that absorbs the spicy flavours its cooked with. Equally, it's highly regarded when made into a drink to help regulate blood sugars for diabetics. Think tropical and don't sow seed until Labour Weekend. Transplant 2 x 12 day old seedlings every 80cm up a trellis, fence or pergola to allow the fruit to hang down. Vines grow 3-4 metres long bearing fruit 60 days after transplant.

Matures 60 days from transplant.


 
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OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION DAYS TO GERMINATION DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS PREFERRED GROWING PERIOD WHEN TO SOW NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET PREFERRED GROWING METHOD BEST USE
20-25 8-10 300cm-icon 300cm Tender 2 15 Transplant-icon Transplant Asian Cuisine-icon Asian Cuisine

KEY to WHEN TO SOW

  1 Early Spring 2 Late Spring &
Early Summer
3 Late Summer &
Early Autumn

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