This plant is a native from the Andes, called Caigua, Achocha, Wild Cucumber and Ladies Slippers. It is mentioned in 'The lost crops of the Incas'. The vine has tendrils like a peavine and white flowers.
The fruit is long, curved and soft, with a pointed tip, are tasty and just the right size for stuffing with almost anything. It is said to have many medicinal benefits.