Gac fruit is a gourd shaped fruit that grows on a perennial vine. It is often grown in home gardens in Southeast Asia. The fruit is sometimes called the “fruit from heaven”.
Spiny bitter gourd
Basic information and facts
Southeast Asia and China.
Annual, biennial, or perennial:
The gac is a climbing vine.
Gac fruits have a dark orange color when ripe. The fruits are round or oblong, with a length of about 13 cm and a diameter of about 10 cm. The skin is covered with small spines. Inside the fruit is a dark red fleshy pulp and seeds.
Climate and weather:
Gac requires a tropical climate.
Used as a fruit but also used for its medicinal properties.