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GOURD Bitter Jounpuri - MOMPRDICA charantia

NZ Prohibited

Stock: Available

SKU Code: ES 155


Family: Cucurbitaceae
Characteristics: Fruiting Vine

Seed per packet: Approx. 15
Seed per gram:  Approx. 6

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.

Grow notes: 

TropicalAll 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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