UMass Extension Landscape Message February 5, 2010

claireplymouth z6b coastal MAFebruary 11, 2010
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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.


    Bookmark   February 11, 2010 at 2:59PM
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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.


    Bookmark   February 11, 2010 at 8:38PM
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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...


    Bookmark   February 12, 2010 at 9:38AM
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