[NAFEX] Chinese Che or melon tree

lee reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Thu Oct 7 10:27:41 EDT 2004

Hi Jerry,
Nice photos of che. Mine are ripening now also. By the way, I included  
a whole chapter on che in my Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden, and I  
also described the fruit as something like a mulberry and fig, both of  
which are relatives. I've grown them with a pollinator and without, and  
have not yet noted any differences in fruit. Is yours planted out in  
the ground; what hardiness Zone? With global warming, I'm thinkinig of  
putting mine out. For now, it's in a pot.


On Oct 7, 2004, at 9:28 AM, Jwlehman at aol.com wrote:

> Hello All,
>  Here is a fruit that I must share pictures of with you. Several years  
> back I received a Cudrania tricuspidata, also known as che and Chinese  
> mulberry from Hidden Springs Nursery.
>  This is. I believe, it's fourth leaf and it has fruited. The fruit is  
> now soft and delicious. To me it tastes like mulberry with a hint of  
> fig. In their catalog they recommend ordering a male which I didn't.  
> There are plenty of Osage orange trees here which is of the same  
> family and seemingly the pollinator. These are seedless. No freeze  
> damage at -20F this past winter.
>  Enclosed are pictures.  If anyone can't view them let me know and  
> I'll send as an attached JPG files.
> <image.tiff>
> <image.tiff>
>  Jerry Lehman,  
> Indiana<che-7.jpg><che 
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