Looks a lot like some kind of passionfruit…

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Date Photo Taken: 10/21/2012
Location: Island of Hawaii - Kona side
Posted By: tamar_505ahoo


Thickish kind of rubbery orange rind with soft spines. Inside is full of brilliant red slim and seeds. What I really want to know is- can I eat it? Grows on a vine like cucumber.


  1. Buck Unregistered says:

    This appears to be a Chinese bitter melon. I have grown them. They are used in oriental cooking.

    October 29th, 2012 at 6:58 pm
  2. sunnysue2009 Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like this fruit on the Rio de Janeiro-horned melon, but leaves aren’t the same.


    January 9th, 2013 at 7:17 pm
  3. rebutia Unregistered says:

    This plant grows wild in Jamaica – west Indies – its called Sersi. Jamaicans make tea withit and some times they add milk to the tea. Its slightly bitter and it helps to relieve tummy ache. The seeds of the fruit is sweet and as a child I used to suck on them. In jamaice it grows as a vine and the lizards of the island like to suck on the seeds as well. Sersi is sold in the caribbean markets in New York for tea.

    February 14th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

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