Bitter Gourd – Seeds

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Bitter Gourd, commonly known as Karela in India is a unique tropical vine grown for its edible vegetable. The Bitter Gourd contains high amounts of fibre, phosphorous, and Vitamins C, B1, B2, and B3. Bitter gourd is a fast growing climber and belongs to the vine family. It is also known as nutritious gourd and bitter melon. Bitter gourd plants vary in shape, size, and color.

1 Packet contains – Approximately 35 seeds

Common Name Bitter gourd, Bitter melon, Bitter cucumber, Karela, Balsam pear, Balsam apple
Height 13 to 16 feet long
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time Year round
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Watering should be done when the soil feels dry.
  • When fully dried, the fruits will split open and you can harvest the white or brown seeds for later sowing.

Bitter Gourd care

  • Raised beds 120 cm wide (120 cm) Seeds are sown at 2 x 1. 5 m spacing.
  • Watering is carried out in the beds.
  • Soak seeds in water over night before sowing for better germination.

Medicinal Use

  • Bitter gourd lowers dietary carbohydrate digestion.
  • Bitter gourd lowers blood glucose levels.
  • Bitter gourd plant insulin discovered and reverses insulin resistance.
  • Bitter gourd helps weight loss.

Culinary Use

  • To prepare the bitter melon, cut the fruit into slices and remove the seeds and pith, without peeling them.
  • Newbies to bitter melon can blanch the fruit to reduce bitterness, although aficionados say it changes the texture too much.
  • The fruit pairs well with other strong flavors, such as garlic, Chinese black beans, chili, or coconut milk.
  • Typically, bitter melon is stuffed, pickled or curried and served with meat or in a soup.


Additional information

Where to grow

Balcony, terrace or garden

Time Till Harvest

8 weeks



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