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Caring Bitter Melon

Climatic and Soil Requirement

grows in low elevation area anytime of the year

cooler months

types of soil with a pH of 5.5-6.5

sandy loam soil.

 

Land Preparation

Furrows are then made 3 meter apart

Organic fertilizer is applied at the rate of 5 tons per hectare

 

Planting

direct seeded or transplanted.

seeds are soak in water overnight or wrap in cheesecloth to facilitate water absorption

planted the following day or as the radicle break

Time of Planting

during the months of October to December and the late planting are during the month of January to February.

 

Rate of Planting

three meters between furrows and 0.5 meters between hills with 3 seeds line at 4 inches apart.

 

Harvesting

fruits are green

starts 45 to 50 days after seedling.

early in the morning to protect harvested fruits

Pack in plastic or bamboo crates line with newspaper or bamboo leaves.

 

EDITORS  
  Iligan City National High School Students:

Rod Daniel S. Leopoldo - IV-Enstein

Zyren Mark C. Erok - IV-Maxwell

Jarvis Dayneille V. Pepito - IV-Einstein

Manry Joe A. Pizarras - IV-Rizal

Cielo A. Lacandula - IV-Einstein
 
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