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Old 09 July 2018, 05:32 PM
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Icon102 Slide show: what some common foods look like in nature

The artichoke is particularly pretty. So does the caper.
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Old 09 July 2018, 07:21 PM
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Still looking for the elusive lasagna bush, key lime pie tree and sharp cheddar plant. Disappointed this didn't even get close.
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Old 09 July 2018, 08:24 PM
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I thought it was going to be what they looked like in their "wild" varieties before selective breeding, but it's still interesting anyway - although I knew what most of those things looked like already!

My granny used to grow both globe and jerusalem artichokes in her garden; I can't remember what the above-ground part of the jerusalem artichoke looked like but it wasn't very impressive, just leaves similar to potato leaves as far as I remember. It certainly never grew into a sunflower - we'd have pruned it and dug the roots up even if it had looked like it was going to. There's a picture in Wikipedia of the jerusalem artichoke flowers, but as I said, I don't think they got as far as flowering anyway. I did a lot of gardening for her once it got beyond her (under her instruction), and I'd have chopped off anything that started to get too high. Those leaves do look familiar.

The globe artichokes didn't usually flower either - you cut them off to eat before they get to that stage. The smaller ones might have flowered, or in years when we didn't feel like eating them, as I did know what the flowers looked like.
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Old 09 July 2018, 08:45 PM
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Where are the spaghetti trees?

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Old 10 July 2018, 02:37 AM
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No cheesecake plant?


(*Not sure what cow Baily's comes from, but doesn't remember seeing one on the farm...)
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