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Tai Guo, Hybrid

Momordica charantia


Tai Guo, Hybrid
Seed #475
This vigorous, prolific, early maturing hybrid produces large, glossy light green fruit that grow to 11" in length and weigh 1 to 1.3 lbs. It has a delicious bitter flavor that is popular in Chinese cuisine.
  • Warm season annual
  • Approx. 7-12 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
  • Maturity: Approx. 55-60 days
  • Planting season: Spring/summer
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. In warm areas, sow seeds in spring/summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. For better germination, pre-sprout seeds indoors by soaking in water for 24 hours. Wrap in wet paper towel and keep warm between 75-85°F. Plant when seeds sprout. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation and ease of harvest. The fruit has best flavor when picked green and about 11" long.
Germination
Temperature
Seed
Depth
Seed
Spacing
Thin
To
Plant
Spacing
80-90°F 1" 1" 6-12" 36-48"
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Stuff or add to soups and stir-fries. Young leaf shoots are edible. Recommended as a healthy food by the American Diabetic Association.
 
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