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Bitter Melon, Bitter Gourd or Karela 4 gram
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Bitter Melon, Bitter Gourd or Karela 4 gram
Edible ornamental it is used in Asian and Caribbean cuisine, other names include Bitter melon, Bitter Squash, Hanzal, Nigauri, Peria, Karawila, Karela, Balsamina, Foo gua, Asian vegetable seeds
A Tendril bearing climber that can grow up to 15' the plant produces oblong warty shaped fruits up to 20cm in length and are rich in vitamins and minerals. Seeds and pith must be removed before use and the fruit is best eaten when green. Ideal for curries and stir fires. Sow 2-3cm deep in a warm sunny spot, water regularly. It is also used in a range of herbal remedies including diabetes where it is belived to have a blood glucose lowering effect. Momordica Charantia. 4g packet approx 25 seeds

£1.95


General Information
Cucumis melo General Sowing information: Require a warm site , greenhouse or cold frame where they can be grown horizontal rather than vertical up canes or wires as greenhouse plants. Sow February onwards at 20°C grow them on and plant out in the greenhouse border, pots or growbags, plants and fruit require support.