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Scientific Name: Solanum muricatum

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Solanum muricatum
Solanum muricatum
Solanum muricatum
Solanum muricatum


  • Perennial
  • Evergreen shrub
  • Frost tender - can be grown in a container and moved to a sheltered area in winter
  • Bears egg shaped fruits with purple streaks when ripe

Culinary Uses

  • Fruits are edible - taste like musk-melon.
  • Yellow when ripe.
  • Add to salad, fruit salad, chutney and pickles
  • Exotic pudding - steam with ginger and nutmeg
  • Delicious with custard and ice-cream

Parts Used

  • Fruit
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