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Author: admin, 23.01.2014. Category: What Is Organic Food

AstroDimers sam smiley and Gina Kamentsky just got back from Bogota Colombia, where we were doing research and video interviews about science and technology in Colombia. But to be honest, pictures say it better than words so here are a few images from our trip. In addition to growing one of the world’s finest specialty coffees, Rancho Aloha is producing lulo, an exotic Andean fruit in the solanum family. Lulo (commonly referred to by its Spanish name “naranjilla”) is a high altitude subtropical fruit common to the Andean regions of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
The plant is a beautiful perennial bush, often planted as an ornamental, with wide heart-shaped green leaves with purple veins and growing to 5-6 feet in height.
When Bruce was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Versalles, Valle, Colombia (1967-1969), his principal project was the formation of a lulo marketing cooperative. When you are next in Kona, be sure to come visit us at Rancho Aloha or at the Keauhou Farmers Market Saturdays, 8 AM to 12 noon to sample lulo fruit and lulo smoothies. Upon moving to the Big Island of Hawaii Bruce was delighted to find that lulo thrives in Kona.

The plant looks a lot like an eggplant and the fruit like a tomato which makes sense because it is in the same family as both, Solanum.Two types of Naranjilla in Costa RicaThere are two distinct varieties of Naranjilla in Costa Rica.
The naranjilla found at higher elevations has a purple tint to the new growth and the fruit is yellow with a green ring. The naranjilla found on our farm in the lowlands of the Caribbean has no purple tinge and the flesh of the fruit is completely yellow. There is a close relative of this plant growing in pastures and roadsides but it’s not for eating. It has many noticeable thick, fuzzy thorns on its stem.We were at a friends house one day and she served us juice made from her naranjilla plant. After drying the seeds for a week, Barry planted them very carefully in areas with good drainage and a lot of shade.
A week passed and it seemed that the grasshoppers were eating the new growth before the plants had a chance to make it. He meticulously put little screen houses around each and every start to keep the bugs away.The plants never took off.

Possibly, the mesh made it to shady an environment or it kept the soil to damp around the roots, either way the starts never grew. Well, one day we were cleaning up the farm and getting ready to burn a pile of yard waste and lo and behold there was an almost mature naranjilla plant nestled in between two trees in an area we don’t frequently visit. Maybe, it’s a type of bird that is migrating here for a short time and just happened to poop in our general direction? You will need quite a few to get a flavorful drink so don’t skimp on the amount of fruit that you put in the blender.

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