Pungent, sharp tasting Bitter Melon is highly prized in Indian, Chinese and South East Asian cuisines. A marvellous flavour match with hot chillies or rich fatty meats, it can be steamed, pan-fried or stuffed with spicy fillings. A high quinine content delivers the distinctive astringent tang and makes the juice a classic ingredient in Ayurvedic remedies. This attractive dark green spiny hybrid is a vigorous grower and produces heavy yields.

Also known as Ku Gua, Fu Ga, Ampelaya, Nigauri and Khổ Qua, although this variety is the spiky Indian fruit form.


  • Bitter gourd
  • Balsam pear
  • Hybrid vigour

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