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Old 01-18-2014, 05:21 PM   #1
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Name this vegetable

Sorry, no pic. And I was going to take one in case I forgot the name, which I did

A new to me veggie. It was by the radicchio. It was bright green and shiny, like an unripe tomoato, but it reminded me more of tomatillos. And they were in vine clusters, like on the vine tomatoes.
Does anyone have a guess? If you say it I'll know it
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:25 PM   #2
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Sounds like a beet but I don't remember the variety?
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:29 PM   #3
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Wait, not beet, I mean eggplant.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:45 PM   #4
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Does it look like one of these? Cook's Thesaurus: Eggplants
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:48 PM   #5
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There are green eggplants, so that could be it, although they're not usually sold in clusters.

Tomatillos do grow in clusters, and sometimes they're fairly large, like 4-5 inches across. Usually they have a papery covering on them that needs to be removed.

And there are tomatoes that are ripe when green. I've seen more and more heirloom varieties in the grocery stores, so that's a possibility, too.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:51 PM   #6
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Thanks for the guesses.
If it was a form of beet it did not say so. It had a longish name, *maybe* starting with a p, or a p was in it.
And it does not look like the pic, Andy.

It looked like something out of a sci-fi movie. Maybe Phinz would know, lol.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:54 PM   #7
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They were by the other oddball stuff.
By the radicchio, celeriac, funny little cabbages...
GG, the tomatillos you get are much larger than the ones I get. These things were about 2" in size, which is the size tomatillos in the stores up here.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:59 PM   #8
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Could it have been a poblano pepper?



I've seen smaller and larger tomatillos, usually the smaller ones, but occasionally bigger ones.
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:00 PM   #9
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No. That I do know what it is, lol.
Thanks for the guesses.
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:04 PM   #10
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I see on Andy's link that I was thinking of Thai eggplants. They've been next to the radicchio, endive and such at the local Kroger lately.
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:09 PM   #11
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None of those names ring a bell.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:52 PM   #12
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Was it chayote?



Chayote - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:24 PM   #13
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Can you draw us a pic, Pac?
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:05 AM   #14
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Are you sure it wasn't Brussels sprouts? Sometimes they are sold in clusters on a stem.

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Old 01-19-2014, 12:07 AM   #15
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thai pea eggplant ?
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:11 AM   #16
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or maybe one of those weird cauliflowers ( I know its not shiny, but its clustered and bright green)
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:43 AM   #17
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Name this vegetable

Could it be Genip?

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This is actually a fruit
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:57 AM   #18
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On second thought I think it has to be Thai or pea eggplant Click image for larger version

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Old 01-19-2014, 02:31 AM   #19
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physalis? Well, but they are rather yellow than green...
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:36 AM   #20
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Are you sure you weren't in the sporting goods department?
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