bitter melon

Bitter Melon is a Prolific Vining Plant in Many Varieties

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Some of the best bitter melon varieties.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Bitter melon is often called bitter gourd or balsam pear. White Pearl is a hybrid variety and a slightly bitter type.  It’s great for salad, stir fry, stuffing, and soups. Beauty Winner is another hybrid that is almost completely white. It has a mellower taste compared …