Bye-bye Ilhan and Rayyan! Mama going to school...Alamak, wait a second, why is that bitter gourd have a hole at the bottom.
I forgot all about bitter gourd plants in the front of the house because they just started to produce end March unlike the ones growing at the backyard. My plants don't like growing at the front yard because the soil are unbearably hot and they receive afternoon sun.
This bitter gourd fruit is over-ripening. The next day much more bigger hole at the bottom and you can see red flesh covering bitter gourd seeds. If you leave it longer on the plant, the seeds will drop to the ground. Ants sometime help to clean up the red flesh and leave clean seeds for you.
A closer look...
Lenay had a bite and she said it does not taste bitter anymore. I take her word this time around.
This is what bitter gourd inside look when I harvest them for cooking. If you see some reddish skin inside it means that it is starting to ripe. Bitter gourd brownish colour seeds at this stage can be kept for next-planting.