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Re: Solanum muricatum


I had to look this up since of course, I am totally unfamilar with it.
Picture of the flower via google look interesting as well. Let us know
how it works out so I can be jealous again... LOL

 
Donna

----- Original Message ----

This is all hearsay, Theresa, because I only know what I read, although 
I've got one I bought at the local super sitting on the kitchen table. 
It's supposed to taste like a Persian melon. It grows on a bush that's 
roughly 4 by 4 feet. It's happy in a pot. It's in the nightshade clan 
and, in fact, looks somewhat like a small eggplant--except it's 
yellow-orange with purple stripes [actually quite attractive]. It's 
native to Peruvian highlands--although it is no longer found in the 
wild. Apparently, it's an important fruit crop in New Zealand. I bought 
this one to try for taste and to collect seeds.


On Sep 29, 2006, at 2:37 PM, Theresa W. wrote:

> Nope- never heard of it.  Is it tasty?  How big of a bush does it grow 
> on?
>
> Theresa
>
> james singer wrote:
>> Any zone 9 or 10 compadres grow pepito dulce? It's that hand-grenade 
>> size melon that grows on a bush.
>>
>> Island Jim
>> Southwest Florida
>> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
>> Hardiness Zone 10
>> Heat Zone 10
>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
>>
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27.0 N, 82.4 W
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Heat Zone 10
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