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Common name:
Nipple Fruit
Solanaceae or Potato family
Sun growing
Primarily grown for:
Fruit or Seed
Flowering season:
Year-around flowering, Flowers in flushes throughout the year
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Pink, Purple
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
1 to 2 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
50 cms to 100 cms
Plant Form:
Special Character:
  • Rare Plant or difficult to get plant
  • Good for Cut foliage
  • Thorny or Spiny

Plant Description:

- Native to South America
- A thorny, sparry shrub with few pubescent leaves, and weirdly formed, orange colored, waxy fruit, large like a tomato.
- Fruit is excellent for use in flower arrangements.
- Small shrubby perennial that can be grown as an annual. The nipple fruit is related to the naranjilla and tomato, and the plant looks similar. Large velvety leaves have purple veins and furry hair
along with prominent spikes.
- : Usually grown as an ornamental for its unique fruits. The plant also has a few medicinal properties. The juice of the fruit shows some detergent activity and can be used for washing clothing.

Growing tips:

- The plants are almost like those of brinjals.
- Plant for fruit.
- Very quick growing.
- Plant require plenty of sunshine for their vigorous growth and best color.
- Plants require pruning from time to time.
- All types of well drained soils are fine.