|Uses||edible* (fruits) (see notes), medicinal*|
|Notes||Parts (or all) Solanum melanocerasum contain toxins. The ripe berries are generally considered safe. Solanum melanocerasum can be easily confused with the poisonous Solanum nigrum, or 'black nightshade'. Caution should be used to distinguish the two, especially in areas where Solanum nigrum has been introduced. The unripe berries are poisonous. However, ripe berries are often cooked with sugar for preserves or pies, though there is some debate regarding toxicity. Avoid during pregnancy.|
|Breed Status||Heirloom/Open Pollinated|
|Days to Maturity||70-75 DTM|
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