How vigorous bitter gourds are! There are a lot of bitter gourd in the garden but we can not catch up to eat them all! We left some and they became orange. It is an well ripen bitter gourd and no more for eating. When I have almost given it up to eat, my mother taught me we could eat the red colour fruit around the seeds. It is not very tasty but the vegetable lovers must like it. Natural sweetness and vegetable aroma are there. The ripen better gourds were waste even though we could enjoy the fruit.