Way off topic - Hedge apple name ?

Pelarg@aol.com Pelarg@aol.com
Sun, 19 Oct 2008 18:06:23 PDT
Hi Tsuh yang.
They are definitely not edible, in the lab I give the kids it states (from  
info copped from the net) that they while they are not poisonous, they will 
make  one vomit.  Plus the latex is irritating to sensitive skin, so I imagine it 
 would cause problems if ingested. It is said that horses will eat them, and 
that  their original dispersers were giant ground sloths and extinct 
prehistoric North  American horses (as opposed to the introduced "wild" horses of 
today).   Today we humans are the "dispersers". Don't know if they actually repel 
roaches,  but the insecticidal/repellent properties are widely mentioned. 
In a message dated 10/19/2008 3:10:10 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
piabinha@yahoo.com writes:

i don't  think they are edible are they?  at one point, they were sold in NYC 
 farmer markets for their supposedly roach-repelling properties.

i  occasionally pick them up in the park -- they do give off a slightly  
insecticidal odor.

tsuh yang

But what did  the Greek couple do with their truck load of fruit?

Just eternally  curious about what assorted people get up  to.


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