Posted by neotoma on 2013-09-21 16:30:41 UTC


I finally found out what is growing in my flowerbeds along with my vegetables — Solanum quitoense — aka lulo, naranjilla, the spiny bastard.

I bought a few of the fruit last year as a curiosity from a vendor at the farmer’s market— the seeds must have survived composting and sprouted quite thoroughly in my garden. They’re only blooming now at the beginning of fall, so I’m wondering if it’s worth keeping a few of the plants around to see if I can get a harvest, or whether I should just cut them all down now before they eat my garden entirely.