Cold temperate Bitter Melons (Momordica charantia)

This week we’re talking about breeding a cool summer loving version of bitter melon (Momordica charantia), a popular vegetable in non-western cuisine that has great health benefits. Bitter Melon is my favourite vegetable, and I’m doomed to having poor quality frozen versions - hopefully no more if I can pull this project off!


I love bitter melon! Best of luck with your efforts :pray:

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Wishing you lots of luck! I like bitter melon too! Which types of bitter melon will you use to start this project with?

I have 4 types:

  • Bangladeshi
  • Thai
  • F1 hybrid of Bangladeshi and Thai
  • A smooth skinned bitter melon land race variety from True Love seeds

I might order more from True Love Seeds next year, as they seem to have their other bitter melons in stock now.

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