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Solanum sp. (Terong Asam)

Terong Asam

A tropical fruit plant in the nightshade family, this Solanum is very popular in Borneo and its fruit can be prepared in many different ways. When mixed with coconut milk and added to fish it is simply a delight! Aside from culinary uses, it is also a very attractive, colorful and fast growing ornamental, provided one respects the thorns on the branches and stem. When mature, the fruits vary in shape and color, ranging from pure yellow to a yellow background punctuated by tints of red and purple.

 
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We recommend:
The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches


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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.


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