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Inthegarden
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 9, 2011
1:42 PM

Post #8746920

These are the small, about 2-3 in., melons. Got lots; will take postage or trade for them.
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

August 9, 2011
5:16 PM

Post #8747386

What would you trade for?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2011
6:12 AM

Post #8748240

Even I don't cook those that I grow, bitter mellons are a conversational piece in the garden. :)

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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

August 10, 2011
4:40 PM

Post #8749367

The bitterness is one to contend with but the medicinal properties out way the bitterness in my opinion. Surely they are not anymore bitter than Goldenseal
Inthegarden
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 12, 2011
9:05 AM

Post #8752057

Yes, the bitterness takes getting use to but my husband loves them. My dad would stuff them with minced pork, shitake mushroom and waterchest nut, and then steam them. Yummy...

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 12, 2011
9:17 AM

Post #8752074

That sounds delicious! I've gotta try some.
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 12, 2011
7:07 PM

Post #8752903

A friend gave me some and I boiled them then used them is stir fry but still the bitterness was too much for us. Maybe if I had coated them with honey?
zinniared
Virginia Beach, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 14, 2011
6:54 PM

Post #8756660

I grow bitter melon, but no volunteers this year. The only way I eat it is
stir fried with cherry tomatoes, peppers and add scrambled egg. Kinda
like an omelette. The bitterness does take getting use too.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 14, 2011
7:08 PM

Post #8756684

If you slice them into very thin strips, wash/rinse a couple time with salt then stir fry with your favorite mixtures of meat. That will rid of some of the bitterness before you cook the squad. Steam stuffed bitter squad (like inthegarden has mentioned above) is the most effective way to lessen the bitter taste, I do think. :))

Zinniared is correct in milk climate, where the soild doesn't freeze. We will occassionally get volunterees the following year.

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