PlantsSolanum→Nipple Fruit (Solanum mammosum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: Waxy, yellow to orange berry with white flesh. Each fruit contains several reddish-brown seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Fruit is poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 3 to 10 days.
Depth to plant seed: Surface sow, lightly covering with soil.
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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