Vine growing on fence

I’m in East Tennessee and there is a vine growing on my fence and producing big green bulbs with seeds in them, what are they?

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Not Familiar
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

There are several possibilities with this vine. The leaves are right from the Parthenocissus species, also known as Virginia Creeper. However, those have black berry like fruits, not this kind of melon looking thing. More on that species here.

The other option that it could be is one that the name escapes me, but I'll put it in the comments when my brain processes the request.

Found it!
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

It was filed away on a back shelf and very dusty, but I found the plant I was looking for; this is most likely Passiflora caerulea, the Blue Passionflower - too bad you didn't get a picture of the flower, they're spectacular! More about it here.

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