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GOURD Bitter Long - MOMPRDICA charantia

NZ Prohibited

Stock: Available

SKU Code: V 516


Family: Cucurbitaceae
Characteristics: Fruiting Vine

Seed per packet: Approx. 12
Seed per gram:  Approx. 4

A member of the Squash family GOURD Bitter long is a very popular tropical climber with vines that grow 5-6 metres tall with warted skin cucumber-like fruits that are crisp and tender when harvesting young, 25-30 cm long. Also known as Bitter Squash.
A summer variety that is used extensively in Asian and Indian cuisine including stir-fries and curries.

First pickings after 55-60 days.

Grow notes:

Adaptable to most good garden soils but prefers rich soil with a generous amount of water in full sun.

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 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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