Large Kangaroo Apple
Here is the Large Kangaroo Apple, Solanum lanceolatum aka orangeberry nightshade, lanceleaf nightshade. This tomato relative originates from southeastern Australia and New Zealand. It has been used as a medicine and a food by native peoples in Australia and New Zealand for thousands of years. Plants can get to 15 feet tall in really good soil but plants tend to get to 8 feet tall. The fully ripened fruits will drop to the ground and turn yellow before fully ripe. Do NOT attempt to eat them before they are ripe as they are known to be toxic otherwise. The whole plant is poisonous except for the fully ripened fruits that are on the ground only! A great plant to grow for fun but may take a few years before it's ready to produce fruit but sometimes produces fruit the first year. surface sow seeds as early as possible late season 100+ days.
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