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Old 06-23-2012, 02:23 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Default Re: Naranjilla (Solanum quitoense)

Originally Posted by sandy0225 View Post
I disagree about the thorniness varying with the amount of care you give them. I grow naranjilla every year and some plants are naturally thornless and some are very thorny grown from the same batch of seed which I grow out and save myself. ...
Wow, that would be really unusual if the variation occurs among seeds from a single fruit. Julia Morton took copious notes on the thorniness of this plant. Another interesting source of information are the curators notes from TARS.
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