Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question for January 12th - January 20th, 2004
These are the hairy fruits of the naranjilla, Solanum quitoense.
Naranjilla is grown in parts of Latin America for its fruit and is sometimes called the
"Golden Fruit of the Andes". In temperate zones, it is sometimes grown for its bold
tropical foliage-the leaves are densely fuzzy and bear sharp purple thorns along the
main veins. You can see naranjilla near the Administration Building.