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kaigia

I love indoor plants and have a small outdoor garden. I live in Manitoba (Zone 3).

Solanum quitoense

  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2020
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kaigia

I got this plant from a local fellow gardener who was giving it away. It is a Lulo. The spikes on the leaves are quite scary.

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sunlovin

Interesting 🤔 never seen one of these. 🌞

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kaigia

Neither have I, still researching it. Because of winter cold, I have to keep in indoors until next summer. @sunlovin

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docthrill

That’s different. Does it flower ?

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emch

Another interesting Solanum I've never heard of before. Coolness! @kaigia what is this kind grown for -- fruits? Flowers? Noxious chemicals? #wickedspines

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philstalder

That’s great. I’ve seen something similar here at a specialty nursery but I was scared of them. Those spikes could stop a zombie apocalypse. 😂

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novicegardenlover

Lovely. Just looked this up because I thought maybe I'd finally found an id for the #thorny #solanum we have growing here. This is different and that fruit is certainly one I'd like to try. Just added to wishlist. 💚

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kaigia

Yes, it has been flowering constantly since I brought it indoors in September, but all the flowers dry up and fall off. @docthrill

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kaigia

😅🤣😂The spikes are quite frightening as I have hurt myself removing the dead leaves! The flowers are not all that spectacular, but I am hoping to get a taste of the fruit. @emch

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kaigia

@philstalder, This plant is in a classroom away from the reach of students so that they don't go around stabbing each other. However, in the event of an apocalypse, I will find a way of storing the leaves in my backpack to protect myself from the zombies!🤣

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kaigia

@novicegardenlover I hope you can grow it and update us. It would be interesting to see one grown outdoors year round as I am afraid I might never get fruit.

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novicegardenlover

I'll tag you in the one that grows outside in my Dad's garden. Serious spines, but the fruit are as small as cherry tomatoes.

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