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Ampalaya Farming in the Philippines: How to Plant and Grow Bitter Gourd for Profit

Ampalaya Farming in the Philippines: How to Plant and Grow Bitter Gourd for Profit

Agriculture
Ampalaya farming is one of the most profitable agribusinesses that many Filipinos enjoy during the summer season.  With an average yield of 8 tones per hectare, an ampalaya farmer can make at least ₱ 280,000 in one hectare in one planting season alone. Known in the Philippines as ampalaya, bitter gourd is an annual plant that is native to this country. Its scientific name is Momordica charantia L. In addition to providing vitamins and minerals, it can be grown at any time of the year for its edible shoots and fruits. In lowland or upland rice-based areas, bitter gourd is profitable on small or large scales due to the presence of the hypoglycemic principle charantin. Selection of Ampalaya Farming Site The bitter gourd grows best in well-drained soil. However, it prefers sandy lo...