Gourd Seeds - Bitter Melon, Futo Spindle - Heirloom Untreated NON-GMO From Canada

Gourd Seeds - Bitter Melon, Futo Spindle

(Momordica charantia) 60-70 days to maturity. Heirloom - Japan.

Futo Spindle Bitter Melon Gourds are loaded with vitamins and minerals and are sought after for their health benefits. Growing up to 12 inches long, these gourds mature from light green to yellow, with many bumps on their flesh. 


Important Growing tip: Bitter Gourds like warmer temperatures. Plant only in late spring or early summer when risk of frost is well past. Bitter gourd seeds require temperatures of (18 C) to germinate, but for best results wait until it is consistently warmer than that before direct sowing outdoors. 

Seeding: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. In warm areas, sow seeds in late spring/summer after last frost in a sunny location. For better germination, sprout seeds indoors by soaking in water for 24 hours. Wrap in wet paper towel and keep warm between (23-29 C). Plant when seeds sprout. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation and ease of harvest. Low soil temperatures may result in low or no germination

Harvesting: Harvest bitter melon about 12 to 16 weeks after planting and 8 to 10 days after blossom drop when the fruits are 4 to 6 inches (10-15 cm) long. 

Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia. 

Futo Spindle Bitter Melon Gourd matures in about 60-70 days and is an open pollinated gourd variety.

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