SOLVED: Pumpkin Tree(continued)

Shangshui, Henan, China(Zone 7b)

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!

Thumbnail by Jianhua
High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

check this url's Jianhua http://rimmo.mur.csu.edu.au/Plantnames/Sorting/Solanum_eggplants.html#aet , http://www.seeds.ca/ff/cv_Solanaceae%20%28miscellaneous%29_Aubergine%20du%20mali%20solanum%20aethiopicum.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

Troy, VA(Zone 7a)

For a minute I thought it I thought it was a gooseberry!!! Very interesting!!

Shangshui, Henan, China(Zone 7b)

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.

New Iberia, LA(Zone 9a)

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

Spicewood, TX(Zone 8b)

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

Spicewood, TX(Zone 8b)

http://www.cornhillnursery.com/retail/fruit/currants.html Maybe it's the one?

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

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.

Troy, VA(Zone 7a)

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. :-)

Shangshui, Henan, China(Zone 7b)

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).

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

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.

Troy, VA(Zone 7a)

Then thank you MaVie for just teaching me something new :-)

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

u're very welcome Louisa ;). it is always a great pleasure to help and share information.

Spicewood, TX(Zone 8b)

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*

Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

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.

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

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.

Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

I meant the plant in the photo ;) I'm trying to keep in the original subject, as others don't... hahaha

Spicewood, TX(Zone 8b)

Evert, didn't you know that it's okay to hijack a thread after the original poster's question has been answered? LOL!

Shangshui, Henan, China(Zone 7b)

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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