Bitter Melon is as in bitter flavor. Chinese type can grow more than 11 inches long and have blunt ends. They have light green skins dotted liberally with wart-like bumps. Thick skins and white seeds. The fruit is harvested, young, when still green. As the fruit matures, the skin turns bright orange and the flesh increases in bitterness. Ripe fruits are saved for their seeds and replanted. The Bitter melon is considered the most bitter of all fruits. Its bitterness can be tempered by soaking the fruit or cooking it.