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Organic Green Short Bitter Gourd Seeds - Open Pollinated

Organic Green Short Bitter Gourd Seeds - Open Pollinated

Non-Hybrid, Open Pollinated, and Non-GMO. 80-95% Germination.

Regular price Rs. 39.00
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Number of seeds in a packet: 5

Latest Germination Test: November, 2023

Germination Percentage: 90%


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Product Description

Bitter gourd is a tropical vine that comes from the gourd family that includes cucumber and pumpkin. The organic Indian variety has rough ragged spikes on the rind and is narrow with a pointed edge. Bitter gourd is cultivated around the world for food for a variety of health benefits, which includes cholesterol control, decreasing blood sugar level, aiding in immunity, growth and development and increasing vision.

Benefits/Uses of Green Short Bitter Gourd Seeds

  • 1 cup of bitter gourd (94 grams) has 93% vitamin C, 44% vitamin A, 17% folate and 8% potassium.
  • Vitamin C is essential to improve immunity, regulate bone formation and fasten wound healing.
  • Potassium, zinc and folate in bitter gourds facilitate growth and development.
  • Taking 20 grams of bitter gourd could decrease blood sugar levels and increase blood haemoglobin.
  • Recent researches suggest that bitter gourd has the potential to fight breast, colon and stomach cancer.
  • Help decrease cholesterol levels thereby increase heart health.

Specifications of Green Short Bitter Gourd Seeds

Common name

Bitter Gourd/ Bitter melon/ Karela


20 degree celsius


Sufficient water to keep soil moist not soggy


5 to 8 hours of sun


Well-drained, slightly loose, sandy loamy soil


Natural compost or organic manure


3-4 weeks

Harvest season

2.5 to 3 months after seed sowing



No. of seeds



Sowing and Caring

  • Use a comfortable Grow bag like Seed2Plant HDPE round grow bags to plant.
  • Use organically enriched potting mix like the one we have to pot the seeds. Leave one inch gap from the top of the grow bag. 
  • Keep the soil slightly loose for the roots to breathe. 
  • Water appropriately such that the soil is moist and not soggy.
  • Place the pot in a location that receives warm sunlight for at least 6 hours a day.
  • The seeds will germinate in 2-3 weeks. Since bitter gourd is a vine plant, it can grow up to 5-6 inches. When the vines start growing use a support net/ trellis like the Seed2Plant support net to enable faster climbing of vines.
  • Pruning of dead leaves will stimulate growth.
  • If the bitter gourd has more flowers and lesser fruits, pollination is recommended to stimulate fruiting. A soft cotton brush can be used gently to pollinate the plant.


  • Harvest can begin 2-4 months after planting the seeds and should be harvested before the fruit turns yellow.
  • The optimal size of the gourd will be 2-4 inches during harvest.
  • Mature gourds are light green. The fruits can be picked every 2-3 days.
  • The fruit can be stored for food in refrigerators for up to 1 week.
  • The longer the gourd stays in the vine, the bitter it will get.

Common Problems

  • Bitter gourds are prone to pest attacks like spider mites, aphids and fruit flies.
  • Common diseases that affect the plant include the mosaic virus, powdery mildew, downy mildew and cucurbit disease.


 No. of Green Short Bitter Gourd Seeds - 5

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

Germinated in time

V shailaja V shailaja


V shailaja V shailaja (Hyderabad, IN)

Organic Green Short Bitter Gourd Seeds - Open Pollinated

AJAY KUMAR (Bengaluru, IN)
Nice product

The seed germinate well

Anu Yadav (Lonavla, IN)
Grow bags and seeds review

I ordered few grow bags. I liked the quality. It's durable. Seeds i ordered : coriander, tomato, bitter gourd. They are in good quality. Almost all seeds got geinated.

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