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Aug 29, 2016 11:20 AM CST
I am trying to find out the name of a vine that my grandmother had in about 1969 or 1970 she was told it was called a Korean Vine but the vine grows about 10 to 15 feet tall in one summer an has large orange flowers on it they dropped off and a large dark green spiny noty seed pod forms about the size of a kiwi then it ripens and turns orange on the outside and then splits open and the inside is a bright red with large black seeds the seeds are covered with like a silky meaty like substance on them and once you take
the seeds out to dry they look like a
gourd seed I have no other information if anyone could help me I would greatly appreciate it. Yhank you in advance
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Aug 29, 2016 11:45 AM CST
Look at Momordica charantia; one common name is Korela.

Edited to add a link to the plant in the NGA database:
Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia)
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
[Last edited by greene - Aug 29, 2016 11:47 AM (+)]
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