This curious vine from the Old World tropics has been cultivated for its edible fruits since the early 1700s. It can be grown as an ornamental annual with glossy, deeply lobed foliage, delicate tendrils, and yellow flowers followed by oblong, yellow-orange, warty fruits that burst open when ripe. Grows twelve to fifteen feet tall. Soak seeds before sowing. Plant in garden after last frost. Full sun.
Approximately 5 seeds per pack.
Line Drawing from Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture
by L.H. Bailey (1935)