White Pearl Bitter Melon


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White Pearl Bitter Melon is a rare hybrid species of bitter melon that is prized for its pure white, bumpy-warted skin resembling white pearls. White Pearl grows light-green and ripens to white, and further ripens to orange-yellow when left on the vine. Bitter melon is a tropical vine that belongs to the gourd family, widely grown in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. It has a distinctly bitter flavor that is delicious stir-fried and in soups. Bitter melon is prized as a cultural super food and has shown to be one of the healthiest vegetables in the food kingdom.

Also Known As:  "Bitter Gourd," "Bitter Squash," "Balsam Pear," "Kyushu," "Karela," "Goya," "Paval," or "Ampalaya".

Species Bitter Melon, White Pearl
Vegetable Size 8-10 inches long

Days to Germinate

7-14 days

Days to Harvest


Germination Rate


Test Date



Annual; Perennial in Zones 10-11
Country of Origin

United States


Full Sun, Partial Shade

Seeds Packed For



Planting Instructions:

Plant 1 inch deep in soil after danger of frost has passed in Spring and soil temperature is at least 70F, in mostly sunny areas. Bitter Melon prefers humid climates and can grow up to 16 feet long vines. Trellising is recommended.

Within-Row Spacing 5 feet
Between-Row Spacing 10 feet

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 23
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 7 mg 0%
Potassium 396 mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 5 g 1%
Dietary fiber 2.5 g 10%
Sugar 2.4 g
Protein 1 g 2%
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 68%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5%
Cobalamin 0% Magnesium 5%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.