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General description and special characteristics – Gac is a large, climbing, perennial vine that can grow up to 20 feet, with 3-5 lobed dark green leaves. The fruit is ovate, 4-5 inches long, with small spines. The fruit is green until ripe, when it turns bright orange or red. When the fruit is cut, the flesh is ½ inch thick and pale yellow. The numerous seeds are embedded in an orange-red pulp. Gac seeds are dark grey-brown to black, 2.3 X 1.8 cm, nearly flat, and finely granular with about four short blunt teeth projecting on each side.

Variety – Local- Chiang Mai