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The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Momordica charantia is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F (-6.5° to -1°C)
|Type of plant - annual climber
Flower or inflorescence:
YELLOW, 2.5cm. dia., frag. vanilla a.m.
~ 20cm. long, ovate, v bumpy, GREEN to ORANGE, RED inside
deeply 3-9 lobed, stem 5 ridged..(germ. 2-3 weeks warm)
|Height, in meters: 5
Height, in feet: 16.50
|Momordica charantia seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Synonyms (alternative names) for Momordica charantia:
|Momordica chinensis, Momordica elegans, Momordica indica, Momordica muricata,|
Common names for Momordica charantia:
|(med.antidiabetic, treats pancreas), A'Jayib Al Maasi, Ajayib Al Maasi, Ampalaya (Tagalog), Assorossie, Balsam Apple, Balsam Pear, Balsampear, Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon, Chin li chih, Ejinrin, Foo gwa, Gule Khandan, K'u kua, Karavelli, Karela, Kerela, Kerula, Ku kua, Lai p'u t'ao, Lai pu tao, Margose, Melao de Sao Caetano, Naja, Pare, Paria, Paroka, Peria, Periok, Poire de Merveille, Salsamino, Sorci, Sorosi, Sorossi, Sorossie, Sorossies,|
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Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Momordica charantia seeds will usually germinate in 15-29 days.
Sow Momordica charantia seeds on the surface of moist compost, use a translucent cover to allow light in and to keep the compost humid and warm (do not place in direct sunlight)