Solanum mammosum

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Nipple fruit  10 seeds

Solanum mammosum is a small shrubby perennial that can be grown as an annual. Usually grown as an ornamental for its unique fruits, the plant also has a few medicinal properties. The juice of the fruit shows some detergent activity and can be used for washing clothing.The nipple fruit is related to the naranjilla and tomato, and the plant looks similar. Bushy shrub to 3-6ft capable of cold conditions if kept frost free. The pink-purple flowers develop during spring and are followed by the waxy, yellow colored fruit ripening a few months later. Fruits are poisonous.