Plant ID forum: Cute thing, is it edible?

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Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
kevin101
Jul 30, 2020 10:22 PM CST
Fruit is the size of pinky nail or even smaller.
Turn deep purple or black

Look like mini hot pepper or tomato
What is it? Is it edible?
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DaisyI
Jul 30, 2020 11:09 PM CST
It is a Solanum as are tomatoes and eggplants..... and Nightshade. Don't eat it without a possitive ID.
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pitimpinai
Jul 31, 2020 1:41 AM CST
As Daisyl said Nightshade, tomatoes and eggplants are all Solanum.

There is a fine line between edible Solanum and Deadly Nightshade.
I grew up eating Solanum torvum which is small and cute, but its formation and appearance is totally different from the fruit of this plant.

Don't eat it without a positive ID.
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
kevin101
Jul 31, 2020 5:39 PM CST
Thanks. will not eat then.
It is so cute I actually water it. lol

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