The fruit has a very bumpy exterior with a long oval shape. The color of the fruit is usually eaten with a green exterior but is also eaten as it begins to change to yellow. The skin of the fruit is crunchy like a cucumber with a juicy interior.
For Your Pet
Also known as Bitter Melon, Balsam Pear is toxic to your pets including seeds and outer rind of fruit.
Balsam pear is poisonous to your pet. Never feed Balsam pear to your rabbit and other small pets.
If you believe that your pet has been poisoned immediately call your vet or one of the animal poison control hotlines on this list.