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September 20, 2008

Name That Plant

Filed under: Plants — James @ 12:46 pm

Now it’s time for another exciting edition of NAME THAT PLANT!

I ran into today’s contestant at the Saturday Berkeley Farmers Market (which is, by the way, proud to be GM free, but I was with people I knew so I refrained from trying to provoke people I didn’t know).
Name That Plant #1
Name That Plant #2
Raw, the outer flesh tastes reminiscent of green pea pods.


  1. That my friend is a Karella (aka Bitter Melon, Bitter Gourd, Bitter Cucumber, or Alligator Pear).

    Comment by Ben — September 22, 2008 @ 11:07 am

  2. Thanks Ben. Alligator Pear … I like it.

    Comment by admin — September 22, 2008 @ 11:17 am

  3. Avocados are also called “alligator pears”. It seems to me your fruit needs an unique name.

    Comment by grandma beth — September 29, 2008 @ 8:24 am

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