Momordica charantia | bitter melon | balsam pear | 5_Seeds

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This is Momordica charantia, also known as bitter melon, papailla, bittergourd, balsam apple, and balsam pear. Growing at a length of 12 feet long this vine loves to live in full sun. From the middle of Summer to early Fall this vine blossoms a wonderful gold color. The skin is tender and edible. The fruit is best eaten when its green or when it first starts to turn yellow. USDA Hardiness Zones 9b to 11.