It's the dreaded and very nasty MOTH VINE!
If you have this weed growing in your garden, you need to take measures to get rid of it. As you see seedlings, and young vines....pull them up and let them die. If there are seed pods on the vine, these should be removed and disposed of in your general rubbish. Do not put them in your compost!
You can also cut the stems of larger plants and paint the ends with a herbicide gel to prevent re-growth. If you prefer not to use a herbicide, simply cut the stems on a regular basis, and check vigilantly for any re-growth.
Be careful with the sap of this plant...The sap can be a skin and eye irritant...so when dealing with it, always wear long sleeves and gloves. (not like in the photo above)
Or you can simply steam them and serve with butter, salt & pepper, or make them into a lovely soup. Hmmm.... Leek & Choko Soup is sounding delicious right now!
I usually get two crops each year....and often give away heaps and heaps........I think I will have it for many years to come.
Do you have a choko vine?