Definition of bitter melon
- A warm weather crop, bitter melon should be seeded six inches apart after all danger of frost—grow it along a fence or trellis.
- —Lynda D. Gutowski, New York Times, 24 May 1981
- Bitter melon darkens and becomes stronger in flavor as it matures, so one is advised to choose younger, lighter gourds.
- —Nina Simonds, Gourmet, July 1980
- There, as city traffic roared up North Broad Street last summer, they quietly cultivated organic bitter melon, which looks like a warty cucumber and is a mainstay of Asian cuisine …
- —Virginia A. Smith, Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 Feb. 2011