What are the pros? Easy2grow.Looks great. Edible.
What are the cons? Way too cool for some people.
I first saw this plant in 2005 in a bed at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC, and fell in love immediately. As soon as I got back home I ordered seeds and planted them. They germinated easily and quickly grew into beautiful, lush, exotic, purple-tinged plants that looked like some sort of prehistoric or even alien form with amazing thorns everywhere! They soon had loads of nightshade blossoms followed by little green fruits that quickly matured to wild orange fuzzy ping pong balls. The juice, with a little sugar, was delightful. The next spring, volunteers came up where ripe fruits had fallen and I never had to plant them again.
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