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Shrub: Num-Num

Unread postby Xmantis » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:13 pm

Hi,

Could anyone please tell me what a Num-Num is? I'm doing my level 1 and my guide book makes mention of this edible plant, nut I can't seem to find anymore info on it? :?

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Re: Num-Num

Unread postby Jeanus » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:17 pm

Now you are asking - I am not very good at common names but I think it is Carissa macrocarpa
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Re: Num-Num

Unread postby Imax » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:24 pm

Xmanthis,

There are two species: Num-num (Carissa bispinosa) and Natal Plum or Big Num-num (Carissa macrocarpa)

Here are links to PLantzAfrica, a handy site to find most SA plants:

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Unread postby Xmantis » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:34 pm

thank you soooo much Jeanus and Imax - was really stuck with this one! So weird to me that they used the common name and not the scientific name :slap:
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Re: Num-Num

Unread postby Imax » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:39 pm

BTW the ripe ones are good eating! Kind of sweet sour taste!

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Re: Num-Num

Unread postby Xmantis » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:43 pm

thanx for the extra info! are they perhaps family of the suurpruim?? or am I on the wrong track? :shock:
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Re: Num-Num

Unread postby Jeanus » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:46 pm

FGASA level I does not require any real knowledge of scientific names.

You just reminded me to book the exam venue for this area. Oh Oh and marking.
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Unread postby Jeanus » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:49 pm

No Sour plum is a totaly different tasty thing - hag ten and I will think of who it is
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Unread postby Jeanus » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:52 pm

Ximenia caffra
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Re: Num-Num

Unread postby Imax » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:54 pm

Jeanus - Olax dissitiflora - Small sour plum? But they can be very sour hey. You just suck that little bit of flesh out between the skin and pip, else it gets to much!

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Re: Num-Num

Unread postby Xmantis » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:56 pm

WOW you really know you're stuff :clap: :clap:

(level 1)I know... but I'm a little obsessive :roll: can't leave good enough alone, my brain won't rest until I've gathered all possible information :lol:

Ok now I'm just milking you for info, (sorry) but do you perhaps know when the first exams are next year, cos I won't be able to make this year :shock:

PS you're lucky to be on the marking end and not the test end :lol:
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Re: Num-Num

Unread postby Imax » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:58 pm

Yea, thats the one!

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Re: Num-Num

Unread postby Jeanus » Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:01 pm

Yea Imax thats why I eat the bigger ones - They are one of my favorite fruits though

Xmantis - to mark I have to have done them all remember.

Not sure of the exact date but probably early march
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Re: Num-Num

Unread postby Xmantis » Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:06 pm

I remember eating them as a child!! Wew very nice but very sour :big_eyes:

Jeanus wrote:Xmantis - to mark I have to have done them all remember.

Not sure of the exact date but probably early march


I know it makes me :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Thanks I'll look out for the dates!
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