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I want some fruits

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Sat Oct 16 20:21:11 EST 2004


Nicola Fidler wrote:
> Christian Pepin et Melanie Blanchette wrote:
> >
> > Hi, my name is Christian.  I bought last year a "cerisier de
> > Jerusalem".  The name is in french, I don't know the english name.
> > It's an indoor plant with 2 inches-long leaves and typical orange
> > fruits big like the tip of my thumb.  Can anyone tell me the
english
> > name and also the way to get fruits.  After I bought the plant, the
> > fruits fell in 2-3 weeks.  Since, there is always flowers on the
> > plants but never give fruits.  Is there something special to do to
get
> > some fruits?
> >
> > Thanks, Christian
> A literal translation is Jerusalem cherry. If so, its botanical name
is
> Solanum pseudocapsicum. Don't eat the fruit which are poisonous.
>
> Premature fruit fall could be due to any number of things, most
related
> to stress of some sort - eg too much or too little light, water,
> nutrients &c. My guess is to do with light if you're growing it
indoors.
>
> It is a frost-tender evergreen Mediterranean native, flowering in
> summer, best grown as an annual according to my info. As you can
> probably guess from the name, it's related to potato, eggplant and
> tomato.
> 
> Cheers
> Nick




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