Palee F1 is a well-known hybrid cultivar that has an excellent combination of good vigour and earliness. Fruits are medium long with moderate but rather thick spines, which result in less damage during transport. The colour is attractive dark green. Because of its enormously high yield potential, Palee is the farmer’s favourite in many markets. The plants have a strong tolerance to field diseases with an average fruit weight between 100g to 140g.
Bitter melon, also known as bitter gourd or Momordica charantia is a tropical vine that belongs to the gourd family and is closely related to zucchini, squash, pumpkin, and cucumber. It’s cultivated around the world for its edible fruit. As a rich source of antioxidants, flavonoids, and other polyphenol compounds, bitter gourd may help to reduce your risks for several health issues. Bitter gourd contains bioactive compounds called saponins and terpenoids. These compounds are responsible for the vegetable’s bitter taste, but may also play a role in lowering blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. The saponins and terpenoids in bitter gourd may help move glucose from the blood to the cells while also helping your liver and muscles better process and store glucose.
Characteristics of Palee F1
- Maturity days: 45-50
- Shape: Spindle and semi spined
- Diameter (cm): 5.0-6.0
- Length (cm)- 20-25
- Vigour: Very Strong
- Weight (g.): 100-140
- Colour: Dark green
- Plant: Highly Vigorous, prolific fruit set
- Harvesting: 50-55 days after sowing
- Suitable for long-duration harvest
- Variety Features: Long dark green, nice shape, semi-spined, extremely high yielding