(Momordica chantia Stump your gardener friends! They will have NO idea what this odd climber is. Grown as a curiosity by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, Balsam Pear Vine produces small yellow flowers followed by green fruits that at first resemble 10 inch long pickles. This resemblance ends when the pickles turn a vivid orange and then split open to reveal large seeds covered in a bright red gel. Also called Thai Bitter Melon. Most/full sun -climbs to 6 feet. - Annual -10 seeds/pack.