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Strange Plant-Looks like Tomatillos

Posted by Wayne_Georgia North Georgia (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 21, 05 at 11:29

I watched a gardening show last night on DIY about growing tomatillos. I started a new garden spot last year and apparently there was weed there that's fruit looks amazingly like a tomatillo in the early stages. I plowed 'em under--BAD MISTAKE...This year I had more than my share. Anybody have any idea what it is? This thing goes CRAZY. If you don't pull and toss,(easy as they are shallow rooted) you have thousands to come back. As bad as red root pigweed.

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RE: Strange Plant-Looks like Tomatillos

maybe one of the ground cherries(physalis species).

Here is a link that might be useful: ground cherry

RE: Strange Plant-Looks like Tomatillos

I think you're right. I didn't know you could eat them. So far I've not let any get ripe. I may try one and see what it tastes like. I'll try to get a positive ID since some may be toxic. Thanks Jeff.

RE: Strange Plant-Looks like Tomatillos

If they have thorns they taste like CACA.

RE: Strange Plant-Looks like Tomatillos

PLEASE don't eat them until you check with your extension service and make sure it's not one of the poisonous varieties!

RE: Strange Plant-Looks like Tomatillos

Thanks for the concern bruggirl100, Don't worry I won't eat 'em. I think if at least SOME are poison, that's says to me...leave 'em alone. Hey Vroomp, These don't have thorns, but what is CACA?

RE: Strange Plant-Looks like Tomatillos

Well, according to one website for baby names:

Meaning and origin of Caca

Ethnic Origin:

Daughter of Vukan.

Popularity Ranking:
This name is not ranked in the top 1000 most popular names for the years 1990 through 2003.

Expression Number 8: People with this name are competent, practical, and often obtain great power and wealth. They tend to be successful in business and commercial affairs, and are able to achieve great material dreams. Because they often focus so strongly on business and achievement, they may neglect their private lives and relationships.

RE: Strange Plant-Looks like Tomatillos

caca is slange for poop

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