Where can I buy bitter melon seeds?

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Over the years I have planted bitter melon vines in my garden. Although the vegetable is bitter and might not be enjoyed by many, I have come to like it a lot. The seeds from last year which I planted this spring did not germinate. Now I cannot find seeds anywhere except on Ebay and those are coming from China. Any suggestions?
q where can i buy bitter melon seeds, gardening, Here is a photo of my plant from last year
Here is a photo of my plant from last year.
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  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on May 16, 2014
    Evergreen Y.H. Enterprises, based in Southern California, has been selling Asian vegetable seeds since 1978, and they offer a number of types of bitter melon seeds: http://www.evergreenseeds.com/bitgourbitme.html Sharon's Natural Gardens sells seeds via Local Harvest: http://www.localharvest.org/bitter-melon-seed-C6161
  • Donna J Donna J on May 16, 2014
    Thanks for the information @Douglas Hunt. The websites carry many of the Asian vegetable seeds. Unfortunately they were sold out. I was able to find another seller, this one in CA. I ordered the seeds and will have it here next week. Even if I get the produce for one month it would be worth it. Happy gardening!
  • Melissa Melissa on May 16, 2014
    go to google search, then hit the shopping tab ( next to images tab )
  • Artist In The Garden Artist In The Garden on Jan 11, 2015
    You can go to an Asian Market or Multi-Ethnic grocery store and buy lots of veggies or fruits just for the seeds. Tubers of all types are also fun. Some of those hairy weird looking potatoes grow into elephant ears for example.
  • Tien Tien on Jan 13, 2015
    Asian stores have them. Buy fresh fruits and save the seeds.
  • Donna J Donna J on Jan 13, 2015
    @Tien, Thanks for your suggestion. This post was done last summer. I purchased the seed on line and most of them germinated and gave me a fairly good crop. I saved some of the seeds so I'll be ready for this year. I was told that seeds from fruits and vegetables which were refrigerated cannot be used. And also, in order to get good seeds for germination the fruit or vegetable must reach it's maturity on the vine or plant. In the case of the bitter melon it would have to stay on the vine until it gets yellow then the fruit opens up and the red seeds are exposed. The seeds I saved were harvested at this point. I love the taste of bitter melon and look forward to planting again this summer. Stay warm in NY.
  • End33787347 End33787347 on Jul 12, 2018
    I live in Illinois blood pressure high need to buy seeds

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