Bitter Melon Harvest

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:05 pm

[mention]zendog[/mention] I am going to try them again, this season, though these will be from saved seeds, so I'll have to see what happens. I bagged some stems last year, on both varieties, and saved some seeds this way, but I haven't tested them for germination yet.
Woodbury, NJ zone 6B-7

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:23 pm

pepperhead212 wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:05 pm @zendog I am going to try them again, this season, though these will be from saved seeds, so I'll have to see what happens. I bagged some stems last year, on both varieties, and saved some seeds this way, but I haven't tested them for germination yet.
How did they taste compared to the large green ones you grow? Just curious, since I usually buy the large smooth green ones when I get them at the store. Thanks.

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:04 pm

[mention]zendog[/mention] The white had good flavor, but not as bitter as the green ones, and I didn't even have to blanch them - the usual recommendation for the more bitter varieties, like the spiked Indian varieties.
Woodbury, NJ zone 6B-7

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