|This is what the tubers look like, they were difficult to...|
Pepino (Solanum muricatum) is a perennial food plant, related to tomatoes (I can't decide if they are fruits or vegetables). I first read about pepinos in Eric Toensmeier books on perennial food gardening. A friend sent some cuttings to me so I could try it. I was a bit worried that I would manage to kill it after she had gone to so much effort to post it to me, but pepinos seem to have an amazing will to live and both cuttings grew quickly into healthy bushes.
Ideas for creating a perennial food forest - saving seeds, planting perennials and non-food trees.
My friend at work with the garden full of crazy and unusual vegetables (eg spaghetti squash) has given me some Jerusalem artichoke tubers to eat and to grow. Apparently they go quite crazy in summer, so I decided to plant them outside the garden fence with the arrowroot (which we should also eat), so that they can provide shade in summer.
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