Balsam Apple

Momordica balsamina

[momordica_balsamina]

This tender annual vine was planted along Monticello's Roundabout flower border in the spring of 1812. The Balsam Apple's glossy delicate foliage, small yellow flowers, and bursting orangish-red fruits were a novel addition to the summer border.

Growth Type: Annual Color(s): Yellow Hardiness Zones: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Partial Shade Map it: 38.009792,-78.453337

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Blooming Dates 2001: Jul 12 – Nov 12002: Jun 21 – Nov 82003: Jul 14 – Oct 312004: Jul 29 – Oct 262005: Aug 9 – Oct 252006: Jul 20 – Oct 112007: Sep 7 – Oct 122008: Jul 25 – Oct 132009: Jul 22 – Oct 272010: Aug 1 – Nov 12011: Jun 14 – Oct 142012: Jul 20 – Nov 72013: Aug 21 – Nov 72014: Jul 10 – current