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Answer!!! Nipple Fruit, Titty Fruit, Cow's Udder, Apple of Sodom. Story Within.

Answer!!! Nipple Fruit, Titty Fruit, Cow's Udder, Apple of Sodom. Story Within.

John Moore


Free Member, Karratha

Answer!!! Nipple Fruit, Titty Fruit, Cow's Udder, Apple of Sodom. Story Within.


Now I need to Identify this fruit which is from a complex family group,
known as (Solanum sp.)
There are so many in this group, that it was not very easy to track it down.
Many are edible whilst others are POISONOUS!!
This one is POISONOUS!!
Some of the edible varieties that we are familiar are as follows;
Tomatoes.
Potatoes.
Chillies and Peppers.
Tree Tomatoes.
Cape Gooseberry's
Pepino's.
Black Pepper
Eggplant, also known as Aubergine, Garden Egg, or Brinjal,
There are many varieties here as well, from the large purple
Fruits. to the most popular here in Thailand is known Easter Egg Plant,
this egg shaped creamy coloured fruit is used in all the soups.
For example, Tom yum goong (prawn), moo (pork) or gai (chicken).

This fruit is (Solanum mammosum) and has many common names.
Nipple Fruit, Titty Fruit, Cow's Udder, Apple of Sodom
This 75mm- 130mm bright yellow orange fruit grown as an ornamental.The fruits are
poisonous if ingested.
The fruit is quiet unique, The plant also has a few medicinal properties and the
juice of the fruit Has some detergent activity and can be used for washing clothing.
A smallish shrubby perennial that can be grown as an annual. It has rather largish
velvety leaves have purple veins and furry hair, along with prominent spikes.
The branches and stems are also dotted with firm thorns. The fruit is rather hardy.
The plant needs no particular soils but needs regular watering.
At spring time the little purple to pinkish flowers appear, followed by these beautiful
fruits, containing seeds.
It can be propagated from seeds or by rooting cuttings from the shrub.
The plant grows up to 2 metres in height.
Native to South America. This species has also has naturalized in some parts of Central
America and the Caribbean.
Now I hope that you have found this fruit as interesting as I have, Please remember that
they are poisonous if you ever come across one.
Dried fruit are pulverized into a powder form and used in homeopathic remedies.
A link for those interested;

http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/nipple_fruit.htm

Well I hope you are all very happy and well, best wishes and if possible, please be happy!!!

j.

Comments 21

  • Der Frosch 04/04/2007 0:57

    Looks very funny ;). What a pitty, that we can not eat it. ;)

    Greetz Frosch
  • Véronique Soulier 04/02/2007 18:58

    Happy to learn so much here ;-) ciao VS
  • Erland Pillegaard 03/29/2007 19:47

    Hi John
    Interesting picture you have make here,like the wonderful color
    erland
  • John Bennett 03/29/2007 16:25

    I pity the poor sod who was the first to try these to see if they were edible. Delightful picture.
  • Nyo Pu 03/29/2007 12:56

    Hi John,
    Attractive color is sometimes dangerous for someone else. Happy that you are keep rolling well there.
    With best wishes, np
  • Leo_nid 03/29/2007 12:04

    Looks like a herd of cows
    Very colorful, too
    Cheers
    L
  • Tony (Anthony) Rowell 03/28/2007 21:29

    Nice photo John of a very interesting plants has you have perfectly described well done,cheers.Tony.
  • Día Ynoche 03/28/2007 16:12

    ;-)))
    okay if it is solanum mammosum, then the for the specification of name might have been solved raqther quickly....
    I have been looking under solanum , therefore I set links explaining the sol. sp.
    ;-))
    anyway it's a funny joke in natuer.
    greetings & best wishes
    D.

    ps: here what I found too, if someone is interested in...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanum
  • Kerstin Rösler 03/28/2007 15:06

    very interesting Story, thanks a lot
    bless you kerst
  • Aniko Mocher 03/28/2007 13:29

    What a wird but funny looking fruit:o)) great shot John:o)
    br,
    Anikó
  • Colja P. 03/28/2007 11:27

    Great pic of some weird looking fruit. Thanks to you I will stay away from these poisonous things if they ever cross my way! ;-)
    Take care, John.
    Colja.
  • Joachim Häfner 03/28/2007 10:48

    Nice little fruits.
    Joachim
  • Cees Kuijs 03/28/2007 9:48

    What a remarkable fruit, John. Thanks for the warning they are poisonous. Keep my hands of the titty`s :-)))))
    Greetings, Cees
  • G. Charlotte 03/28/2007 9:25

    Thats fine! Nice pic!
    Greetings to you John, Charlotte+Siegfried
  • Frechdax . 03/28/2007 8:36

    Tittis ;-))))
    interesting picture, John!
  • Tanjung-Pinang 03/28/2007 8:29

    Hi John, that are sweet little fruits.
    Thanks for comment and your wonderful story.
    Best regards
    Monika
  • Klaus - D. S 03/28/2007 8:26

    hello John, fantastic pictures ,well done,very nice
    colours.
    regards Klaus
  • Claire Laira 03/28/2007 8:05

    Wow...thats an interesting story, John...its poisonous but its juice can be used as a detergent...and the picture is well presented...!
    Have a great day, Claire
  • Tom McAlexander 03/28/2007 8:00

    Yes, yes, very interesting...but I still think you've been blowing up rubber gloves and hanging them on trees.
    Aloha
    Tom
  • Peter Mertz 03/28/2007 7:32

    very nice presentation mate and the fruits are looking funny :-))
    cp
  • Ebi Fotofix 03/28/2007 6:59

    very interresting pic...I like the colours!
    regards!
    Ebi