Bitter Melon: An Asian Vegetable Emerging in Florida

Bitter melon is a tropical and subtropical vegetable crop with long climbing vines which is widely cultivated in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. The unripe fruit is used as a vegetable with a pleasantly bitter taste. This 7-page fact sheet provides an overview of this plant as well as recommendations for individuals in Florida who are interested in growing it. Written by Guodong Liu, Qingren Wang, Yuncong Li, David Dinkins, Bonnie Wells, and Yuqi Cui, and published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences. Featured Image Credit: Guodong Liu, UF/IFAS.

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Posted: May 5, 2016


Category: Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition
Tags: Asian Vegetable, Bitter Melon, Bonnie Wells, David Dinkins, Guodong Liu, Horticultural Sciences Department, Qingren Wang, Yuncong Li, Yuqi Cui


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