Bitter Melon: Chinese Green Skin - NEW!
From Hudson Valley Seed Co: "AKA Chinese bitter gourd. The fruits are excellent in broths, soups, or stir-fries, and the leaves and shoots are also edible. Bitter melon is high in quinine, which gives the fruits their distinctive, mildly bitter taste. It is also used in traditional medicines for treating diabetes and digestive issues. This variety grows 8-10" inch long, green, thin-skinned fruit on vigorous vines. The slightly warty fruits should be harvested green and when under 8" long and 3" in diameter; once they begin to turn orange and ripen, the taste is less pleasing. Fruits are best prepared by removing the inner pith and seeds, then slicing into half moons or rounds, tossing them in some salt, and letting them sit for 30 to 45 minutes to help draw out some of the bitterness and excess liquid." 1 plant in 4 inch pot
This plant requires extra time, effort and space to grow, so it is offered in the 1 plant per 4-inch pot size.