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A member of the Squash family GOURD Bitter Jounpuri very popular tropical climber with vines that grow 5-6 metres tall with heavily warted skin cucumber-like fruits that are crisp and tender when harvesting young, 10-15 cm long.
A summer variety is also called Bitter Melon.
Used extensively in Asian and Indian cuisine.
First pickings after 55-60 days.
Adaptable to most good garden soils but prefers rich soil with a generous amount of water in full sun.
Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Spring to Early Summer
Cool climate: Mid-Spring to Early Summer
Sow: 2cm deep
Sow 3-4 seeds in raised mounds 1 metre apart in a direct in growing position. Thin to the two strongest plants in each mound.
Plant space: 1 metre
Row Space: 1 metre
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 14 weeks
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