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unknown melon???? - identify please

Monique Reed monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Fri Dec 8 14:41:51 EST 2000


Got my browser working again.  Try:
http://www.1webblvd.com/coosemans/prod060.htm
http://www.gmushrooms.com/Posters/ExSubTropFruit.htm  (smack in the
middle)
http://florawww.eeb.uconn.edu/acc_num/198500809.html  (This has a
picture of a more purple fruit and the flowers.  The leaves are
described)

M. Reed

Monique Reed wrote:
> 
> I think you may have a "Pepino", Solanum muricatum.  This viny herb is
> native to the temperate Andes of Peru and Chile and cultivated
> elsewhere.  Common names are pepino melon or melon pear, but it is not
> at all related to "regular" melongs, belonging to the same genus as
> potato and nightshade.  From an anatomical standpoint, the flowers are
> a dead giveaway for the genus Solanum.
> 
> Try searching by the full Latin name or by "pepino melon" or "melon
> pear" and see if you can get the web to spit up an image of your
> plant.  I've got a drawing here that looks like your fruit, ripened to
> purple mottled with gold.
> 
> Monique Reed
> Texas A&M University
> 
> gardenlen wrote:
> >
> > g'day goran,
> >
> > thanks for the info mate, but this plant is a vine just like any other
> > melon, when i got the cutting they referred to it as some sort of asian
> > melon????
> >
> > look forward to any other suggestions or somewhere where i can see a
> > picture, i've done a search under solanum but not much info' comes up.
> >
> > thank you
> >
> > len
> >
> > In article <af4Y5.3028$9B.89202 at news1.oke.nextra.no>,
> >   "Gøran Edvard Granath" <ggranath at online.no> wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > It looks like you have a varity of Solanum melongena L.
> > > Also known as an Eggplant !
> > >
> > > Regards Gøran
> > >
> > > "gardenlen" <gardenlen at hotmail.com> skrev i melding
> > > news:90pmrg$m93$1 at nnrp1.deja.com...
> > > > g'day,
> > > >
> > > > i have included a picture of the flower for the unknown melon, has
> > > > anyone got an idea as to what it is please? see the following link:
> > > >
> > > > http://members.optushome.com.au/gardenlen/unknowns.htm
> > > >
> > > > thank you
> > > >
> > > > len
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > happy gardening 'it works for me it could work for you'
> > > > "in the end ya' gotta do what ya' gotta do!!"
> > > > but consider others and the environment.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> > > > Before you buy.
> > >
> > >
> >
> > --
> > happy gardening 'it works for me it could work for you'
> > "in the end ya' gotta do what ya' gotta do!!"
> > but consider others and the environment.
> >
> > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> > Before you buy.






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