Bitter Gourd Seeds
Seed Type : Non-Hybrid, Open Pollinated and Non-GMO
Plant : Vigorous vines, hard stems
Sowing time : Summer as well as rainy season
Fruit : Dark green with spines, sleek
Fruit length : 7-8 inches long
First Picking : After 55-60 days from sowing
Summer & rainy season
Seed to seed - 1'
Line to line - 4'
- Days to
55-60 days after sowing
As far as the taste is concerned, rubbing salt or soaking peeled bitter gourd in salt water prior to cooking, cuts down on the bitterness considerably. Either cut it in fine rings and cook it like other vegetables with spices or simply slit through and stuff it with your favorite spices for an interesting dish.
Sow seeds in holes about a half - inch deep (1.25 cm) and spaced 12 inches (30 cm) apart. Sow two seeds in each hole.
Seeds germinate in 8 to 10 days, though it is sensitive to temperature changes.
Add a rope to support the young plant.
Prune away the growing tip when it reaches the top of the trellis. As a result, the plant will produce a greater number of flowers and fruit sooner.
Water regularly to keep the soil moist, but not soggy.
Pests first appear as white powdery residue primarily on the upper leaf surface. On the lower surface of the leaves, circular patches or spots appear. In severe cases, these spread, coalesce and cover both the surfaces of the leaves and spread also to the petioles, stem, etc. Some of the types attacking are fungal diseases like powdery mildew and downy mildew, watermelon mosaic virus, rots, fruit flies etc.
Bitter gourd grows best in organically rich, sandy or loamy soil that drains well. A well drained soil with a pH ranging between 6.5-7.5, enriched with organic matter, such as compost or dried manure.
Select a warm, sunny planting location. Provide full sun to this vine; at least 6 hours of sunlight.
Seeds require the temperature above 70°F (20°C) for germination.
how to harvest
To make bittergourd seeds, simply allow a fruit on the vine and let it mature. When the seed is fully mature, it will alter its colour to yellow and open to reveal the sources.
You can cut the produce from the vine and open the fruit to get the germs away.
Wash the seeds and place them on a paper towel to soak up. Dry in shade and storage in an airtight bag.
The productiveness of any seed we sell is subject to your local climatic conditions*, the sowing method you adopt, and your commitment to the planting process. We give no warranty, expressed or implied, and are in no way responsible for the produce.
Please note that all our seasonal recommendations/ sowing information is as per the local climatic conditions. *For more information on the optimum conditions required for growing seeds in your region, please contact us at, email@example.com or Whatsapp us at, 8968675588
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