Growing Guide: Bitter Melons

Plant Type: 
Annual Fruiting Vine
(Perennial in Tropical Environments)

Harvest Season: 
Year-round

Mature Size: 
Up to 16 ft.

Soil & Moisture: 
Rich, well-draining soil

Light Requirements: 
Full Sun

Self-Fertile: 
Yes

Growth Rate: 
Fast, Very Fast 

Indian and Chinese Bitter Melons  fruit within 6 weeks of sowing.

Zone Hardiness: 
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation: