Marble sized orange colored fruit

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Date Photo Taken: 09/22/2013
Location: Lilburn, GA
Posted By: JoelH


Plants are 1 to 2 foot tall, growing wild under my blueberry bushes. The marble sized orange fruit are ripening now (mid Sept.). The fruit has a mild pepper flavor.


  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Are you really eating them?
    I’ve always read that they’re poisonous… Although… I’ve recently read that they’re not that poisonous to an adult…

    Compare with Jerusalem cherry
    solanum pseudocapsicum

    September 23rd, 2013 at 2:07 pm
  2. Walter Reeves Flower Fanatic says:

    The respondent emailed me later to say he’s still in the land of the living!

    September 23rd, 2013 at 2:34 pm
  3. JoelH Registered says:

    I’m not eating them, but I did taste a couple of them and then spit it out. Too bad they are poisonous because the flavor is not bad. Thank you for identifying my mystery plant as Jerusalem Cherry!

    September 23rd, 2013 at 5:41 pm
  4. Sandy McManus Unregistered says:

    What is the difference between the Jerusalem Cherry and the Marble Pepper?

    December 18th, 2015 at 3:24 pm

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