Chinese Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia)

Chinese Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia)

Regular price $10.95

Live Bitter Melon Squash Vine Plant 
Ships in 100% Biodegradable Coconut Fiber Planter

Bitter Melon is an annual squash vine native to parts of Asia, Africa, and other subtropical regions around the world. Cucumber sized fruit is bright orange when ripe.  The inner flesh is deep red-orange in color.

All part's of the Bitter Melon are edible, even the seeds when they are soft enough.  The fruit is commonly stuffed, curried, or pickled. 

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Annual Fruiting Vine

Harvest Season: Summer, early-Fall

Mature Size: Up to 16 ft

Soil & Moisture: Prefers well-draining soil with ample water and nutrients

Exposure: Full Sun, Light Shade


Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9-11; Grown as an annual in cooler climates after last frost

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.