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nbgard
New Braunfels, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 22, 2012
7:05 PM

Post #9134338

I received a pass along plant from a friend today that is amazingly sweet, like stevia, without the bitter aftertaste. She said it is called azteca, but I have not been able to find much on the net about it. I found Aztec Goldenbush (isocoma azteca), but very little info and no pics to compare to what I have. Has anyone heard of or grown this plant/herb? I may be able to post a pic tomorrow if the transplants perk up a bit.

nbgard
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 22, 2012
7:20 PM

Post #9134372

Nbgard ~ I'd bet what you have is this http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/94022/

Sweet Aztec Herb commonly known as frog fruit.

What do you think? Does it look similar? If so, your plants will perk up. It is a hardy plant. Kristi
nbgard
New Braunfels, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 23, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9134971

That is exactly it Kristi! Thanks! I am very excited to have this plant!

Interestingly enough, we have a different plant here in the hill country that we call frog fruit: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/62730/

The aztec sweet herb blooms reminded me of the frog fruit that grows wild at our place in Blanco.

Thanks again!
Tonya


podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2012
4:57 PM

Post #9135720

You are welcome...
That is interesting on the similar plant. Have you sampled its' leaf for sweetness?
nbgard
New Braunfels, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 27, 2012
4:51 PM

Post #9140893

Hmm, no I haven't tried it for sweetness. I have read quite a bit about it and no one has mentioned that attribute. I will see if I can work up the nerve to tast it!

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