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Approximately 440.00 seeds per gram
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The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Solanum sanitwongsei is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F (-1° to +4.5°C)
|Type of plant - shrub
Flower or inflorescence:
pale PURPLE, stellate, 8-15mm. stalked racemes
YELLOW-ORANGE, round, smooth, ~1cm. dia., seed pale, 2mm., flat, pitted
5-9x3.5-8 cm., obl-ov., cord., lobed, stellate-hairy under
|Height, in meters: 1
Height, in feet: 3.30
|Solanum sanitwongsei sales history
Common names for Solanum sanitwongsei:
|Diabetes Fruit, Ma waeng khruea, Ma waeng tong, Talong-siam,|
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Of interest to diabetics and those involved with their treatment is this tomato relative from the Far East, Solanum sanitwongse. It has been used for generations in Siam, where it apparently originated, and in Thailand and the Philippines
Diabetes Treatment - TALONG-SIAM
In these countries, particularly Siam, diabetes is fairly prevalent, and it is claimed that consumption of the small fruit of Talong-Siam rapidly reduces urine sugar level, and once reduced, a small amount daily included in the diet can keep sugar down. Many people apparently consume a few fruit a day to prevent the initial onset of the disease, probably often in cases where diabetes might be inherited
We make no claims in respect of this treatment
The plant is a small shrub reaching over 1 metre in height, with ovate leaves 9 x 8 cm. and bluish flowers in racemes. The fruit ripens yellow-orange, is round and only about 1cm. diameter
Cultivation initially is just like tomato, but being a "USDA zone 10" tropical plant a warm greenhouse is essential to overwinter it in European and other cooler climates. A minimum temperature of about 15 deg°C. should be provided
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Solanum sanitwongsei seeds will usually germinate in 5 days, if conditions are favourable.
Treat as Tomato in the early stages, - plants need to be kept a bit warmer later