Bitter gourd - Indira
Indian type bitter gourd/ Vigorous plants start bearing in 45-50 days after sowing. Fruits are short (2-3 in) spindle shaped with dark green shiny skin having sharp tubercles on their surface. It is a high yielder and suitable for stuffed preparations.
In Jamaica this variety is popular and known as Cerasee.
Bitter gourd seeds are considered difficult to germinate. We recommend filing the sides of the seed coat with a nail file and soaking the seed in warm water overnight before sowing 1/2 in deep.
Non treated, Hy