General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 6 - 12 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Other: 1 - 2 inch, globose yellowish to green with green stripes when young, maturing to bright red.
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Caudex
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Globe Berry
  • Lindheimer's Globeberry
  • Balsam Gourd
  • Snake Apple

Photo Gallery
Location: my yard
Date: 2020-03-30
Location: San Marcos, TX
Date: 2020-06-19
Photo by LAGardengirl
  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Aug 4, 2020 3:59 PM concerning plant:
    Range: South-central Texas to Southern Oklahoma. Habitat: along draws and on rocky slopes in deserts.

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