Anyone growing Bitter Gourds?

Central Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

Anyone growing Bitter Gourds? They're pretty tasty with pork dishes. Hope no vegetarians are offended. :)
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/168905/

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Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

You need to submit your pics to the plant files.

Central Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

Quote from stephanietx :
You need to submit your pics to the plant files.


Thanks Stephanie, I just did. I guess it can take awhile before they are approved.

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Yep!

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Not offended here... I am a carnivore. lol

Interesting looking gourd Dean, how do you personally prepare them with pork? Kristi

Central Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

Good!

My wife cooks them. They're hollow inside so she takes out the seeds ,stuffs them with shredded pork and mushrooms. They are pretty tasty and supposed to be good for you too.

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Excellent ~ thanks. That sounds yummy.
Do you only eat them fresh or will they store?

Central Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

We eat them fresh, but they will store for awhile in the fridge.

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Good to know, thanks.

Davidsonville, MD(Zone 6b)

We grew them last year....my neighbor grew up on them in Guyana. I personally couldn't handle the bitterness of them no matter how she prepared them but I did use the leaves dried and then brewed as a tonic to clean out my system. The white ones are supposed to be less bitter than the dark green ones. We grew about 3 varieties. It was a fun plant to grow....certainly abundant however it was a once only.

Central Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

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We grew them last year....my neighbor grew up on them in Guyana. I personally couldn't handle the bitterness of them no matter how she prepared them but I did use the leaves dried and then brewed as a tonic to clean out my system. The white ones are supposed to be less bitter than the dark green ones. We grew about 3 varieties. It was a fun plant to grow....certainly abundant however it was a once only.


Cool!

Central Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

Found a really big one today. It is 7" long and 3" wide. I'll save the seeds from this one.

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