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About Bitter Gourd Jonpuri

Bitter gourd plant is a fast growing creeper and is from the family of vines. It is also known as the nutritious gourd and bitter melon. Bitter gourd plants vary shape, size and colour.

Seeds Specifications

Seeds per Packet35
Common Name Bitter gourd, Bitter melon, Bitter cucumber, Karela (Hindi), Balsam pear, Balsam apple
Height Bitter melon produces vines that grow 13 to 16 feet long.
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time Year round
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Watering should b done when the soil feels dry
  • Once fully dried, the fruit will open and you can collect the white or brown colour seeds for further sowing

Bitter Gourd Jonpuri care

  • Raised the beds of 120cm width (120 cm) Seeds are sown at 2 x 1
  • 5 m spacing
  • Irrigation is done in the beds
  • Seeds are soak in water over night before sowing for better germination
Sunlight Partial to full sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist. Like other squash or melons, bitter melon fruits develop best when soil moisture remains even.
Soil Soil should be fertile, but well-drained, with a pH of 5.5 to 6.7
Temperature 15 to 30°C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.
Harvest Season Tender and young fruits are harvested.

Bitter Gourd Jonpuri special feature

Bitter gourd is cultivated extensively throughout India.

Bitter Gourd Jonpuri uses

Medicinal Use:

  • Bitter gourd lowers blood glucose levels
  • Bitter gourd lowers dietary carbohydrate digestion
  • Bitter gourd reduces the amount of glucose that is released into the blood by inhibiting the enzymes that break down disaccharides to two monosaccharides
  • Bitter gourd plant insulin discovered and reverses insulin resistance
  • Bitter gourd helps weight loss

Culinary Use:

  • To prepare bitter melon, slice the fruit open and remove seeds and pith, do not peel
  • Beginners to bitter melon may parboil the fruit to lessen bitterness, although aficionados say this changes the texture too much
  • Typically bitter melon is stuffed, pickled, or curried and served with meat or in soup
  • The fruit pairs well with other strong flavours, like garlic, Chinese black beans, chilli peppers, or coconut milk

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do bitter gourd jonpuri grow?

On average bitter gourd jonpuri grows Bitter melon produces vines that grow 13 to 16 feet long.

What color are bitter gourd jonpuri ?

A bitter gourd jonpuri plant bears flowers of color Yellow

How hard is bitter gourd jonpuri to grow?

A bitter gourd jonpuri is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a bitter gourd jonpuri need?

A bitter gourd jonpuri prefers Partial to full sun

How much water does a bitter gourd jonpuri need?

A bitter gourd jonpuri prefers watering Keep soil consistently moist. Like other squash or melons, bitter melon fruits develop best when soil moisture remains even.

What kind of soil does a bitter gourd jonpuri need?

Soil should be fertile, but well-drained, with a pH of 5.5 to 6.7

What temperature does a bitter gourd jonpuri like?

15 to 30°C

How should I fertilize my bitter gourd jonpuri ?

Apply any organic fertilizer.

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