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Sarah

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Unknown Carica plant
« on: July 16, 2017, 02:12:56 AM »
Hello I'm a new member, from New Zealand.  I'm in my 3rd year of collecting sub tropical fruit plants.

I was recently given a cutting of a papaya 'type' plant.  Looked similar to a mountain papaya/Babaco

The owner doesn't know the name of it, but he told me that when you eat the fruit it changes your perception of taste.  I'm aware of the miracle fruit doing this with sour tastes, but I've never heard of any other fruit doing this. 

Can anyone shed some light on this?


greenman62

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Re: Unknown Carica plant
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 04:51:59 PM »
never heard anything like that from Carica species.

Carica is in the same family with nasturtium, mustard, caper, and Moringa
so, there are some strange chemicals.

maybe in Jarilla, or Jacaratia ... there are some fruiting plants there
related to Payaya.

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Caricaceae

a pic of the leaves/plant might help ?

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Re: Unknown Carica plant
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 02:59:44 AM »
I think a photo is necessary to understand..

 

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