APSA-WorldVeg Consortium Bitter Gourd Project

A special project entitled “Growing new markets with better bitter gourd genetics: WorldVeg's monoecious, gynoecious and predominantly female lines of different market segments developed through recurrent selection to breed breakthrough hybrids” is launched under the APSA-WorldVeg Vegetable Breeding Consortium with outputs on monoecious and gynoecious, predominantly female lines, promising F1 hybrids, and 3 significant biotech outputs including molecular markers associated with QTLs conferring resistance to Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus (ToLCNDV), cucurbit powdery mildew, and gynoecy trait. 
For detailed project activities, timeline and deliverables, please refer to the project full proposal, CLICK HERE
  • 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2024 (2 years)
  • 1 September – 31 October 2022
  • Minimum of 25 companies at 29,200 USD per company
  • Maximum of 35 companies at 20,857 USD per company
*Each participating company will be provided 30 elite breeding lines free of charge every year.


  • 1 November – 31 December 2022
Please note that only the active members of the 2023 APSA-WorldVeg Vegetable Breeding Consortium are eligible to participate in this project, and all project partners undertake to share the project cost equally. The actual budget per participating company will be calculated based on the final number of registered companies.
For non-APSA member companies, also contact Mr. Komsak (Bobbie) Kamjing at komsak@apsaseed.org, as he will follow up with you on the 2023 APSA membership application and registration on the 2023 APSA-WorldVeg Vegetable Breeding Consortium membership.
Any questions related to this project, kindly contact Ms. Xiaofeng Li at xiaofeng@apsaseed.org or Ms. Mandy Lin at mandy.lin@worldveg.org.