One of the things we love about the lulo fruit (Solanum quitoense), is that it belongs to the Solanaceae family, along with other yummy planties that we commonly find in our tables such as tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and eggplants. In this Solanacea family, we also find a friend to bars and discos: tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum). Other plants in this family include the ‘borrachero’ or ‘angel’s trumpet’ (genus Brugmansia), and the mystical Mandrake (genus Mandragora), alluded to in the ‘Harry Potter’ films and in ‘Pan’s labyrinth’.
As its scientific name suggests, Solanum quitoense, the plant is native to our South American tropical countries Colombia and Ecuador.
So this versatile family of plants -Solanaceae- besides being refreshing and colorful, is also magical, fun, and tasty, just like our clothes that are resourceful and multipurpose so you can use at later drinks, at a table on a coffee catch up, or at a dreamlike day date.
The Lulo Project family