hi, im new to site, ive found a few plants growing in my garden, and one
in a jar on window sill, which look like tomatoes, had small white
flowers with yellow centre, so i thought maybe my grankids have thrown
an old tom, from a sandwich, and they have took , so i nursed them
alaong, but the trusses, bunch like toms, but on riening the fruit
looks like a blackberry or other black fruit.......any ideas please, oh
by the by, its healthy....alan
Well... there are more possibilities than these options but you could
have deadly nightshade, black nightshade which is also known as deadly
...and I think it's a winnable bet that you have black nighshade.
As pretty as the plants are, I'd take this as a teachable moment if the
grandkids are old enough for it and show them the plant, fruit etc.
while you are working very hard and fast to get it all out "because it's
While I agree that you most likely have a poisonous nightshade there is
a slight possibility that it is an heirloom tomato (tomatoes are part of
the nightshade family). Now as this is a small possibility I would not
take a chance on trying the fruit. If you live in the UK you could try
using the RHS advisory service http://tinyurl.com/maa9tr who should be
able to give you a more positive identification. For more on heirloom
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