Fuchsia Fruit - Knowledgebase Question

mission viejo, ca
August 10, 2005
I have a beautiful fuchsia that is loaded with black grape like fruits- are they edible?
Amy Pulliam

Answer from NGA
August 10, 2005
Some cultivars of fuchsias produce berries. These usually ripen to deep purple. Once they develop their full color, these berry-like fruits are edible. Typically, these are eaten fresh. They?re very juicy with a mild flavor. Fuchsia fruits are a great choice for adding to fruit bowls and the like. Be careful when serving these fruits, for they can easily stain tablecloths, napkins, and even plastic dishes and serving bowls.

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