SOLANUM SEEDS

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  1. SOLANUM ATROPURPUREUM

    This startling plant is also called "Purple Devil", "Malevolence", and the "Five Minute Plant", the latter on account of how long a newcomer will stare at this amazing plant. Purple-black stems carry black thorns, attractive purplish, crinkled thorny leaves and yellow flowers turning to inedible creamy-yellow fruits. ... Learn More

    $3.94

  2. SOLANUM DULCAMARA

    This lovely British native is a semi-woody scrambling plant bearing pretty violet flowers which have a pronounced yellow 'beak'. In autumn, very ornamental red berries appear, hanging in grape-like clumps, which are happily eaten by birds but are certainly not edible for humans. ... Learn More

    $3.60

  3. SOLANUM LACINIATUM

    This beautiful shrub bears large, shiny, lobed leaves and showy purple flowers two inches or more across, which are followed by small, orange, egg-shaped fruits which were once used to make jam in its native homes in New Zealand, Australia and Tasmania. It is hardy only in the mildest areas and is liable to be cut back by hard frost. In good soil it can be very vigorous and it can be grown as a half-hardy annual if sown early. ... Learn More

    $3.47

  4. SOLANUM MAMMOSUM

    A truly amazing-looking plant producing positively inedible, ornamental fruits which resemble a cow's udder at one end and human breast at the other, and with lots of rather rude common names too! Although it is perennial it can be grown as an annual, and is related to the naranjilla and tomato with large velvety leaves with purple veins and furry hair, along with prominent spikes. The branches and stems are also dotted with firm thorns. The pink-purple flowers develop during spring and are followed by the waxy, yellow colored fruit ripening a few months later. It has been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of athlete's foot by hunters in Trinidad and also for irritability and restlessness. It is imported to Taiwan and Hong Kong as decorative foliage for use in religious and festival floral arrangements. They are also commonly used in building Chinese New Year trees due to their auspicious golden coloured fruit. ... Learn More

    $4.01

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    SOLANUM QUITOENSE

    These attractive orange fruits have a refreshing citrus flavour, sometimes described as a combination of rhubarb and lime, and the bright green juice is often used as a drink. Naranjilla are quite delicate plants and need protection from strong winds and direct sunlight, in hot countries growing best in partial shade. The attractive, felted, large green leaves have a warm purply hue, but are covered in sharp prickles, the biggest ones hidden beneath the leaves. Solanum quitoense is native to South America where it is often found at quite high altitudes, but in cultivation, in cooler climes, it likes a sunny location, and to be kept warm during winter with minimum temperature of 7C/45F. ... Learn More

    $4.01

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