The cylindrical fruits of this tropical vine may reach 2'. They are orange/red in color and very aromatic as are the flowers. In some regions Cassabanana is grown as an ornanmental and the fruits are kept for a lengthy period because of their long lasting fragrance. In warm regions, if planted near a tree the vine can climb to a considerable height. It is frequently planted to grow over a trellis. It is recognized as an edible fruit in many tropical regions where it is eaten sliced thin, or used in making jam or other preserves and is also cooked as a vegetable or in soup and stews.