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Solanum pimpinellifolium, Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium, Currant Tomato

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Solanum pimpinellifolium, Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium
Family: Solanaceae
Currant Tomato
Origin: Ecuador, Peru
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersEdible

Currant tomatoes (Solanum pimpinellifolium) are closely related to our standard garden tomato Solanum lycopersicum.





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Solanum pyracanthum, Porcupine tomato

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Solanum pyracanthum
Family: Solanaceae
Porcupine tomato
Origin: Madagascar
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersThorny or spiny

An eye-opening specimen plant! It grows 3'-5' tall with pretty, actually, blue-green leaves that have prominent orange spines down the mid ribs. The stems are covered with orange fuzz. Lavender flowers are borne in a cluster.





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Solanum quitoense, Solanum angulatum, Naranjilla, Naranjillo, Lulo

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Solanum quitoense, Solanum angulatum
Family: Solanaceae
Naranjilla, Naranjillo, Lulo
Origin: Andes Mountains
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeKeep soil moistWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is an interesting plant with its red-veined leaves and murderous looking spines on both leaves and stems. The large thorns grow out from stems, branches, and leaves. The spines are quite harmless however, and cause no problem as they cannot leave the plant. The pink buds open into white flowers which are followed by golf-ball size seed pods with a fuzzy coating. It requires a long growing season, if the fruit is to mature in zone 5a - start the seeds early. This small perennial shrub cultivated in uplands of South America for its edible bright orange fruits resembling tomatoes or oranges. Bright orange fruit about the size of a large cherry tomato. Fruits are covered with numerous fuzzy hairs that rub off when ripe. Pulp is yellow to greenish, sweet-and-sour and of excellent flavor. Eaten fresh, but most commonly used to make drinks. Is also used in preserves and desserts. The naranjilla is subtropical and enjoys slightly cooler than tropical temperatures. Naranjilla's like frequent watering and can stand brief temperature drops below freezing. It is easily container grown, and is often done so in areas with nematode problems as it is susceptible to root nematodes. The naranjilla is thought the be a short day plant, and may only set fruit when there are 8-10 daylight hours. Propagation: By seed and root cuttings.





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Solanum quitoense - seeds

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This is an interesting plant with its red-veined leaves...  more
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Solanum rantonnetii, Lycianthes rantonnetii , Blue Solanum Shrub, Paraguay Nightshade

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Solanum rantonnetii, Lycianthes rantonnetii
Family: Solanaceae
Blue Solanum Shrub, Paraguay Nightshade
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunDry conditionsBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

One of our favorites. Beautiful ever-blooming shrub. Tolerates dry conditions and extreme heat. Very fast-growing. Produces masses of deep purple, yellow centred flowers. Flowering is most prolific during the warmer months. Suited to most garden styles and situations. Ideal for creating an attractive and permanent backdrop for smaller shrubs and perennials. Adds year round color to the garden with its golden foliage. A full sun location is preferred although will grow in light shade. Soil should be well drained. Water deeply during extended dry periods and apply a slow release fertiliser during spring. A light prune after main flower flushes will help maintain a neat, compact shape as well as encourage further flower production. Another close species - Solanum hindsianum from Sonoran Desert (nortwestern Mexico) - a bushy, pendulous, branching shrub, ornamental for it's showy, circular, bluish purple flowers which cover the plant.





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Solanum rostratum, Buffalobur Nightshade, Spiny Nightshade

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Solanum rostratum
Family: Solanaceae
Buffalobur Nightshade, Spiny Nightshade
Origin: Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersThorny or spiny

Solanum rostratum, Buffalobur Nightshade, Spiny Nightshade

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Solanum seaforthianum, Brazilian Nightshade, St. Vincent Lilac, Glycine, Italian Jasmine, Potato Creeper

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Solanum seaforthianum
Family: Solanaceae
Brazilian Nightshade, St. Vincent Lilac, Glycine, Italian Jasmine, Potato Creeper
Origin: South America
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This is a showy, evergreen, slender-stemmed vine growing to 20 ft (6 m) and bearing large nodding clusters of violet-blue flowers with yellow stamens in summer. These are followed by small scarlet berries. Very tender to cool weather. Prefers artial shade, especially in afternoon. In tropical climates, use for year-long coverage of arbors, gazebos, and trellises, even the clear trunk of a palm or other tree: anywhere a vine is desirable. The Solanum family is very large, consisting of nearly 1500 species ranging from vegetables like the potato and aubergine, to ornamental shrubs and climbers, plus a number of weeds. Some, as their common name Nightshade suggests, are toxic and need careful handling.





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Solanum seaforthianum - St. Vincent Lilac

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This is a very rare in cultivation, showy, evergreen,...  more
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Solanum sisymbriifolium, Solanum balbisii, Sticky Nightshade, Litchi Tomato, Morelle de Balbis

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Immature fruit hidden in a spiny husk
Solanum sisymbriifolium, Solanum balbisii
Family: Solanaceae
Sticky Nightshade, Litchi Tomato, Morelle de Balbis
Origin: South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersIrritatingEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The small edible fruits are red on the outside and yellow inside. It grows inside a husk which burst open when the fruit ripens.





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Solanum sp., Solanum

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Solanum uporo
Solanum sp.
Family: Solanaceae
Solanum
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeUnknown name



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Solanum torvum, Turkeyberry, Devil's Fig

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Solanum torvum
Family: Solanaceae
Turkeyberry, Devil's Fig
Origin: Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

Solanum torvum has clusters of small green fruits that are used in Thai cuisine. The extract of Solanum torvum fruit showed a wide spectrum of antimicrobial activities. Root and leaves for waist cramp, traumatic injury and gastric pain; also as antitussive, amenorrhoea and analgesic. For chronic coughs.



Solanum torvum, Turkeyberry, Devil's Fig

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Solanum torvum, Turkeyberry, Devil's Fig

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Solanum torvum, Turkeyberry, Devil's Fig

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Solanum torvum, Turkeyberry, Devil's Fig

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Solanum torvum - seeds

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Turkeyberry, Devil's Fig - has clusters of small green...  more
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Solanum vespertilio , Tenerife Nightshade

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Solanum vespertilio
Family: Solanaceae
Tenerife Nightshade
Origin: Tenerife, Canary Islands
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Tenerife Nightshade is a rare endemic of Tenerife. Its' large, bright purplish blue flower with four petals are born in pendulous racemes.

For any rich, well drained, rocky soil.



Solanum vespertilio , Tenerife Nightshade

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