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Chinese Bitter Melon
Chinese Bitter Melon
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  • Heirloom. Open pollinated. 65 days.
  • These waxy bitter fruits are an important accent flavor in Chinese cuisine. The key to proper preparation is to blanch for 2 to 3 minutes so that the bitter flavor can gently enhance the taste of the other foods in the dish.
  • Plants are very rambling vines, small leaved and will screen a trellis or arbor.
  •  Harvest Chinese Bitter Melon when green to yellow and firm.

Planting Directions:  Sow seed in spring when the ground is warm, 60 degrees minimum, 95 degrees maximum, and all danger of frost has past.  Plant 6-8 seeds 1” deep in hills that are spaced 4’ apart.  Thin plants leaving the 3 strongest in each hill.  Well rotted manure mixed into bottom of each hill will stimulate growth and increase yield.  Plant in full sun.

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