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pacanis 01-18-2014 05:21 PM

Name this vegetable
Sorry, no pic. And I was going to take one in case I forgot the name, which I did :wacko:

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 :smile:

skilletlicker 01-18-2014 05:25 PM

Sounds like a beet but I don't remember the variety?

skilletlicker 01-18-2014 05:29 PM

Wait, not beet, I mean eggplant.

Andy M. 01-18-2014 05:45 PM

Does it look like one of these? Cook's Thesaurus: Eggplants

GotGarlic 01-18-2014 05:48 PM

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.

pacanis 01-18-2014 05:51 PM

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.

pacanis 01-18-2014 05:54 PM

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.

GotGarlic 01-18-2014 05:59 PM

Could it have been a poblano pepper?


I've seen smaller and larger tomatillos, usually the smaller ones, but occasionally bigger ones.

pacanis 01-18-2014 06:00 PM

No. That I do know what it is, lol.
Thanks for the guesses.

skilletlicker 01-18-2014 06:04 PM

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.

pacanis 01-18-2014 06:09 PM

None of those names ring a bell.

taxlady 01-18-2014 09:52 PM

Was it chayote?


Chayote - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dawgluver 01-18-2014 10:24 PM

Can you draw us a pic, Pac?

Steve Kroll 01-19-2014 12:05 AM

Are you sure it wasn't Brussels sprouts? Sometimes they are sold in clusters on a stem.


larry_stewart 01-19-2014 12:07 AM

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thai pea eggplant ?

larry_stewart 01-19-2014 12:11 AM

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or maybe one of those weird cauliflowers ( I know its not shiny, but its clustered and bright green)

Somebunny 01-19-2014 12:43 AM

Name this vegetable
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Could it be Genip?
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This is actually a fruit

Somebunny 01-19-2014 12:57 AM

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On second thought I think it has to be Thai or pea eggplant Attachment 20625Attachment 20626

cara 01-19-2014 02:31 AM

physalis? Well, but they are rather yellow than green...

Rocklobster 01-19-2014 02:36 AM

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