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Jianhua
Shangshui, Henan
China
(Zone 7b)

February 17, 2002
2:41 AM

Post #23302

See,this tree looks somewhat like the pumpkin tree?
my questions are what it is called and if the red fruits are delicious to eat.let's discuss about it under the 'pumpkin tree'thread.see you!

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MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

February 17, 2002
3:18 AM

Post #212824

check this url's Jianhua http://rimmo.mur.csu.edu.au/Plantnames/Sorting/Solanum_eggplants.html#aet , http://www.seeds.ca/ff/cv_Solanaceae (miscellaneous)_Aubergine du mali solanum aethiopicum.htm http://www.ecoport.org/EP.exe$EntShow?ID=9825

scroll down on this url, look for 7470 TURKISH ORANGE Solanum integrifolium ... http://www.gardenews.co.nz/kp55.htm

that is the best i can for the time being. hope it help... ma vie
louisa
Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 17, 2002
11:30 AM

Post #212931

For a minute I thought it I thought it was a gooseberry!!! Very interesting!!
Jianhua
Shangshui, Henan
China
(Zone 7b)

February 17, 2002
2:34 PM

Post #213025

When i was looking through an old magazine('Chinese Photography',May,1984),i happened to meet this fruit plant.
with some W's,i posted the picture in here to identify.
The fruit looks like the chinese lantern.
REDROSE
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2002
2:43 PM

Post #213027

Hey ~ yesterady I went to Asia Market so exciting to buy some fruit cans to try out and have not eat yet will do today for supper so, let you know that I did posted at photo forums to show what I bought and look up Cookie and maybe you know what the name of and how make it, would love to get recipe to make myself cheaper, if you know what is it. thank you... Jianhua~ How are ya? Hope you ok also your family too. Take Care
Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 18, 2002
2:57 AM

Post #213397

It DOES look like a gooseberry, or currant. Maybe this list of fruit merchants can give you a clue? http://www.qnet.com/~johnsonj/Fruit.htm

Redrose, don't you just LOVE going to the Asian markets and bringing back neat new things to eat? I took DH into one shortly after we were together and he bought some cantaloupe cookies (yes, CANTALOUPE cookies!) and they were actually pretty good! I've been looking for a seed that's sold in Oriental markets as "water chestnut" ~ anybody ever seen it? http://www.moment.net/~wingnut/images/batseeds.gif
Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 18, 2002
2:59 AM

Post #213400

http://www.cornhillnursery.com/retail/fruit/currants.html Maybe it's the one?
MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

February 18, 2002
3:19 AM

Post #213411

Wingnut,

this is the water chestnut i am familiar with... http://www.earthcare.com.au/Wchestnuts.htm . i prefer the fresh ones than those in the cans. they are nice and crunchy, sweeter too when fresh. use in most oriental cooking. if u have a pond, u can grow ur own waterchestnut.
louisa
Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 18, 2002
9:52 AM

Post #213471

MaVie that's one heck of a revelation to me!! Growing water chestnuts in a pond!! I never thought they grew in water but rather I imagined they were steeped in water after they had been harvested!! You learn something every day. :-)
Jianhua
Shangshui, Henan
China
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2002
1:15 PM

Post #213526

Yes,that is just it.
Thank you all!
Wingnut:I have two kinds of water chests at hand.they are
Eleocharis tuberosa(like a horse's hoofs) and Trapa bicornis(like the animal bat or a caltrop).
MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

February 18, 2002
3:48 PM

Post #213622

Louisa... these days nothing surprise me anymore, specially doing all the research i do. life in itself is a learning process. and i love it.

yes those waterchestnuts are grown in ponds. in the Phil. farmers create a small path next to the rice field to grow some waterchestnut.
louisa
Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 19, 2002
10:31 AM

Post #214149

Then thank you MaVie for just teaching me something new :-)
MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

February 19, 2002
10:37 AM

Post #214154

u're very welcome Louisa ;). it is always a great pleasure to help and share information.
Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 19, 2002
3:35 PM

Post #214297

MaVie, I've had some of the ones you're talking about, had them growing in a tub and the tub sprung a leak in July. I didn't notice it 'til the end of August! :-( I'll have to get some more of them. The ones in the cans ARE rather tasteless, aren't they?

Jianhua, the Trapa bicornis are the "bat seeds" I posted the link to! I've read where they were once used in battle to make horses lame. :-( But they do make a pretty plant, don't they? I'll contact you to see if we can trade ~ want some bluebonnet seeds from Texas? *grin*
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


February 20, 2002
4:12 PM

Post #214858

Hah... Jianhua, that is very common plant here - called punaherukka. Botanical name is Ribes rubrum. That might be some other species though.. The fruits are edible.
MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2002
5:31 PM

Post #214886

U got that right Wingnut!!! nothing better than the fresh ones - they are more cruchier too ;).

Evert which one are u refering to? Water Chestnuts is ELEOCHARIS dulcis.
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


February 20, 2002
6:21 PM

Post #214909

I meant the plant in the photo ;) I'm trying to keep in the original subject, as others don't... hahaha
Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 20, 2002
7:53 PM

Post #214969

Evert, didn't you know that it's okay to hijack a thread after the original poster's question has been answered? LOL!
Jianhua
Shangshui, Henan
China
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2002
12:11 PM

Post #215321

Hello dear friends,
I'd like to explain further the water chests which grow in my region.there are two kinds--1.Eleocharis tuberosa,whose underground tubers are exactly like those of a gladiola's.
see, MavieRose's hyperlink just above.2.Trapa bicornis,whose underground nuts have two horns,and the shape looks like an animal bat.our gardening friend Mark from UK has gotten the picture.both of the two kinds of water chests are edible.we often cook them in boiling water
for food. and their ornamental effects are not half bad.

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