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unknown melon???? - identify please

gardenlen gardenlen at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 8 20:01:00 EST 2000


In article <A3bY5.3460$9B.100745 at news1.oke.nextra.no>,
  "Gøran Edvard Granath" <ggranath at online.no> wrote:
> Monique has got it right. See page:
> http://florawww.eeb.uconn.edu/acc_num/198500809.html
>
the colour of the fruit is all wrong and the shape is a different more
pointed in this pic. unless mine hasn't matured yet and would have
reached that colour and shape in time?

thanks Gøran good information i can now expand my search and see what
happens.

> Regards Gøran
>
> "Monique Reed" <monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu> skrev i melding
> news:3A3132E9.E26B01E at mail.bio.tamu.edu...
> > 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.
>
>

--
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.


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