UMass Extension Landscape Message February 5, 2010

claireplymouth z6b coastal MAFebruary 11, 2010
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
carol6ma_7ari(zones 6 & 7a)

This time, Claire, I clicked on the link and read a whole lot. Thank you. What a wealth of information! I found an article within the link about raising plants for/by Portuguese speaking people and places in MA where this is done. Now I know about the mystery plant a landscaper gave me, a plant called "jilo" which had leaves like an eggplant's and eventually grew a bright red lemon-size vegetable. And there are other Brazilian or Cape Verdean veggies available, if one knows where to find them. A weird cucumber that looks like a blowfish, for example. Interesting new foods.

Carol

    Bookmark   February 11, 2010 at 2:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

OK, Carol, you intrigued me and I went digging into the Agriculture and Landscape Vegetable Program/ Crops section and there was jilo! (Actually, I cheated and googled "jilo" which lead me back to the UMass program.)

Have you grown it again? The site says Thompson and Morgan sells jilo seeds.

Claire

    Bookmark   February 11, 2010 at 8:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
carol6ma_7ari(zones 6 & 7a)

No, I grew that one plant last summer. We tried to eat it but I didn't know how to cook it or if we could eat it raw. Bitter! So we won't grow it again, but maybe the compost pile will...

Carol

    Bookmark   February 12, 2010 at 9:38AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
2015 Camellia Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden
http://www.towerhillbg.org/index.php?cID=410 This weekend,...
claireplymouth z6b coastal MA
Philadelphia Flower Show addendum
The theme for next year's show will center around America's...
hunt4carl
How do I add a zone to my user name?
I've been trying to edit my profile in "Your Houzz"...
claireplymouth z6b coastal MA
Birds and other mobile features in the garden 2015 #4
This thread is intended to give people a place to post...
claireplymouth z6b coastal MA
when do your daffodils bloom?
When do your daffodils bloom? I can't wait for them...
daffodil33
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™