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    Solanum pyracanthon, aka Thorny tomato plant of Doom.

    I brought my Solanum pyracanthoninside for the winter recently, and it decided to start blooming like crazy.. I love this plant and hope to keep it alive until next spring when it can go back outside..








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    cool

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    That plant is amazing! How do you care for one?

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    Oooo that's pretty cool, is the fruit edible? Or just eye candy?
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    just eyecandy, a lot of fruit in the tomato family is poisonous if I recall correctly. Nightshade and Datura are in the same family if I'm not mistaken. I used to have one but it outgrew my space so gave it away.
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    Its basically a tropical tomato, same kinda care. Its from Madagascar so just cant handle our winters.. And I think I read the fruit is edible, but very bitter. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/132477/

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    Knew about nightshade, that must explain the "of Doom" part since "thorny" was already accounted for lolz.

    Now having seen Bries reply I wonderz if it could be cooked to cut the bitterness or used for the bitter in a dish
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmcnair View Post
    just eyecandy, a lot of fruit in the tomato family is poisonous if I recall correctly. Nightshade and Datura are in the same family if I'm not mistaken. I used to have one but it outgrew my space so gave it away.
    Other way around, most of the fruits are the only edible parts of the plants.. All of Solanum are super toxic, but the fruits are edible. Eggplant for instance.

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