Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Solanum pseudocapsicum

[Photo: Solanum pseudocapsicum.]Solanum pseudocapsicum, known in English as Jerusalem cherry or Madeira winter cherry and in French as pommier d'amour, is a tropical perennial related to tomatoes. Unlike tomatoes, its fruit are strictly ornamental; they are poisonous for humans, cats, dogs, and birds.

In Toronto, Jerusalem cherry must be grown indoors during the cold seasons. These plants were photographed at Allan Gardens.

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