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Bitter Gourd Seeds (Karela/ करेला के बीज)


Bitter Gourd is one of the healthiest vegetables grown in India in warm climates, and it is very easy to grow in pots or grow bags on a terrace garden or in a home garden.



Bitter gourd or karela may taste bitter but it has too many health benefits. Bitter Gourd is a vine-growing plant that can be grown in pots at home like cucumbers or melons in hot summer. It’s very interesting to grow bitter gourd in your own home. In this information, you will know how to grow bitter gourd plants in a pot and some easy tips for growing bitter gourd. Buy the best Quality Bitter Gourd Seeds Online at the best price in India from with a High Germination rate.

About this item

  • Number of Bitter Gourd Faizabadi Seeds: 10 Seeds
  • Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
  • Growing season: Throughout the year
  • Sowing method: Direct
  • Seeds sowing depth: 1 inch
  • Germination temperature: 25-32°C
  • Germination Time: 8 to 12 days from sowing
  • Harvesting: 55 to 60 days

    What size grow bag is best for Bitter Gourd?

    15 x 15 Inch (W*H)
    18 x 18 Inch (W*H)
    24 x 24 Inch (W*H)

    Bitter Gourd Growing Season In India

    The bitter gourd plant can grow year-round in any season in the south and center of India as it requires a warm and humid climate to grow well. The best season for sowing bitter gourd seeds is summer (March-April) and the rainy season (June-July).

    How To Grow Bitter Gourd In Pots

    The direct sowing method is best for planting bitter gourd in any container. Sow bitter gourd seeds about 1 inch deep in the soil at a distance of 6-7 inches between two plants. Gently water the soil and keep the soil evenly moist till the seeds germinate. Seeds will take about 8 to 12 days to germinate in the best soil temperature of 25-32℃.

Bitter Gourd  Fertilizer Requirements

  • Apply any slow-release fertilizer (such as vermicompost, cow manure, neem cake, or mustard cake) at the time of bitter gourd planting.
  • Feed the bitter gourd plants with liquid fertilizer once a month during the flowering time to increase flowers.

    Bitter Gourd Plant Care Tips

    Water:  Keep soil moist and gently water the soil during the morning or evening when the soil feels dry to the touch.

    Soil:  To get the best results for bitter gourd plants, use loamy and rich organic matter soil.

    Sunlight: Bitter gourd prefers a warm climate; so keep the plant in such a place, where it gets 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily.

 Temperature: Ideal temperature for growing bitter gourd plants is 20-35℃.

Common pests and disease:  Some pests like Mexican bean beetles, and mites can attack the bitter gourd plants. Powdery mildew and downy mildew is the main disease that infected bitter gourd plant. To get rid of this problem, it would be right to spray neem oil on the bitter gourd plant from time to time.

How To Prune Bitter Gourd Plant

Regular pruning of side shoots on bitter gourd is necessary to get more fruits from the plant and to control the spread of the plant.

1. Cut weak vines (that are old, and thin with unhealthy shoots) will not fruit in the future.
2. Vines that grow on the floor; but will not have good quality fruits.
3. Vines with failed fruit or without fruits.

Bitter Gourd Harvest Time

  • After 1 month from seed sowing bitter gourd starts flowering, the male flower appears first and the female will begin with small fruit. Bitter gourd is cross-pollinated; especially bees will pollinate the flowers.
  • Plants start bearing fruits within 55 to 60 days of sowing bitter gourd seeds.

    Bitter Gourd Plant Special Feature

  • Common name – Bitter melon, balsam pear, karela (in Hindi)
  • Scientific name – Momordica charantia
  • Height – 6 to 10 feet
  • Flower color – Yellow
  • Growing level – Easy

    Note: Images are for reference purposes only. Actual products may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

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