Japanese (Futo) Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon Seeds Non-GMO (8+ Seeds)
This Japanese variety Bitter Melon is heavily warted with a dark green fruits. Fruits grow up to 7-8" long and 3" wide. The bitter flavor is foreign to most American palates and takes getting used to, but it adds a zesty bite to many cooked dishes.
Plant Dimension: 12' trailing or climbing vine
Start Indoor 4-6 weeks before last frost
Germination: 7-21 days
Exposure: Full Sun
Germination Rate: 85%
Sow Depth: 1" deep
Grow: Late Summer
Harvest: 60-70 days
Important Growing Tip: Bitter Gourds like warmer temperatures. Plant only in late spring or early summer when risk of frost is well past. Bitter gourd seeds require temperatures of 65 F (18 C) to germinate, but for best results wait until it is consistently warmer than that before direct sowing outdoors.