Japanese bitter melon also known as karalla, balsampear, and bitter gourd. This Japanese variety has heavily green warted skin and grows to at least 9-10 inches long. Like all bitter melons, the plants prefer warm and humid environment. Approximately 60 to 70 day.
Learn to Grow Japanese Bitter Melon
Direct Seed: 1"
Plant Outdoors: 12” Apart
Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Light: Full Sun
Instructions – Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed in 12″ apart, 24″ between rows. In short season areas, grow from transplants started indoors 8 weeks in advance. Gourds grow well on fences or garden trellises