Is this Pea Eggplant aka Turkey Berry?

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  1. Mark

    Mark Founder Staff Member

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    Nina and I went for a walk yesterday and we came across these plants in the bush behind the football ground where our son was football training (AFL) and I've also seen these plants growing down the back of our place.

    I'm pretty sure they're a pea eggplant or turkey berry similar to what I've eaten over in Thailand but I thought I would post it here to see if any of you can confirm this...?

    pea eggplant turkey berry plant.jpg pea eggplant turkey berry plant fruit.jpg pea eggplant turkey berry plant fruit cluster.jpg

    I took some ripe fruits to grow them from seed if they check out :)
     
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    I would not be eating these berries Mark!
    They come from the same family as castor oil plants.
    The big thorns on the stems are the giveaway.
    All the big native fruit doves and pigeons eat them and spread the seeds all through coastal forest.
    Not sure if they are native to Australia but are now certainly endemic.
     
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    So you reckon it's not a pea eggplant then?

    If it isn't is sure is very similar!
     
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