Jerusalem Cherry (Winter Cherry)

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  • Common Name: Jerusalem Cherry (Winter Cherry)
  • Latin Name: Solanum pseudocapsicum
  • Family Name: Solanaceae
This member of the Nightshade family contains the TOXIC chemical solanocapsine.  It is the same chemical that causes the potato and tomato blight and can cause gastric upset, seizure, shock and paralysis.  So it would be best to avoid all parts of this plant.

This shrub is normally grown as a house plant in the UK.
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