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A stunning edible ornamental, this extra-large and mild Japanese bitter melon bears pearly white, mellow-flavored fruit. The lightly bitter flesh has been shown to have medicinal value. When fruit is mature, a sweet, bright red sac forms around the seeds. The seed pulp of this variety tastes of sweet cherry candy. The thick fruit averages 8-10 inches long. It is typically cut thick and added to soups or shaved thin and eaten raw.

  • Full Sun
  • Plant Spacing: 24"

The White Pearl of Okinawa

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