Bitter melon growing herbaceous vine of the genus Momordica also known as Bitter gourd or Momordica charantia, Bitter melon annual plant also used as ornamental medical for diabetic plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+.
Leaves color green, leaves size 7-15 cm and divided to 5+ lobes, young shoots edible.
Flower color yellow with five petals, there is male and female flower on the same plant.
Bitter melon fruits
Fruit edible color is green to orange in elliptic shape to shapeless, the fruit have pumps, taste is bitter
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Requirements for Bitter melon growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
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Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 40-120 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Yellow with five petals, there is male and female flower on the same plant
Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies +
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Bitter melon fruits?
Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick on time
How long does it take to bear fruit?