The Balsam Gourd is a beautiful, easy-to-grow plant with edible flowers and fruit. It is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for something different to add to their landscape. With its sweet fragrance and distinct flavor, the Balsam Gourd will make an exciting addition to any landscape.
Balsam Gourd (Ibervillea lindheimeri), also known as Lindheimer's Globeberry and Caudex, is a fruit-bearing plant native to Texas and Mexico. The plant belongs to the cucumber family and is well-known for its green and yellow flowers.
To identify Globe Berry, look for a climbing vine with tendrils and large, palmately lobed leaves. The plant produces small, yellow flowers with distinctive yellow stamens, followed by small, edible fruit. The fruit is green when it forms and becomes yellow or red when it ripens.