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Shrub: Num-Num

Unread post by 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? :?

Thanks!
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Re: Num-Num

Unread post by 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:

Natal Plum

num-num

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Re: Num-Num

Unread post by 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 post by 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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Unread post by 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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Re: Num-Num

Unread post by Jeanus » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:52 pm

Ximenia caffra
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Re: Num-Num

Unread post by 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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Unread post by 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
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