(Sicana odorifera) The fruits are brilliant flaming red and about 2’ long—one of the most beautiful things! They have bright orange flesh that is sweet and is used in drinks, jellies and other desserts; it has a unique tropical fruit taste. The fruits are fragrant and keep for a long period, like squash, making this a hot item for fall sales for pumpkin growers. Huge vines can grow to 50’ and are quite ornamental, but they do require a very long season and are mostly grown in Florida and the Deep South. This plant was first mentioned in Europe in 1658 as a popular plant in Peru.