naranjilla


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naranjilla

(näränhă`yō), large tropical subshrub (Solanum quitoense) of the family Solanaceae (nightshadenightshade,
common name for the Solanaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and a few trees of warm regions, chiefly tropical America. Many are climbing or creeping types, and rank-smelling foliage is typical of many species.
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 family), native to the Andes. Tomatolike fruits, orange-colored and leathery-skinned, grow along the large main stalk, sometimes 10 ft (21.3 m) high. Their juicy, flavorful, slightly acid pulp is much used locally for beverages and sherbets. The naranjillo, or lulo, became known to North Americans as a beverage at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Naranjillo is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Polemoniales, family Solanaceae.
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This popular Christmas house plant, closely related to peppers, chillies, aubergines, potatoes and a tropical fruit called naranjilla (Solanum quitoense) has been around in various forms for many years and has swung in and out of popularity with other winter house plants.
Paredes ranked passion fruit, orange, pineapple and naranjilla at the top of the list.
From the Americas the team has developed a triple layer cake with maracuya, naranjilla and guava.