Date Photo Taken: May 30, 2011
Location: Nuberg/Elberton, GA near Georgia Guidestones
Posted By: coosa
What is this plant with grape-sized red fruit? Is the fruit edible?
This plant is growing along a rural fence directly across the road from the Georgia Guidestones near Elberton, Ga. Each plant is spindly, about 5 feet tall, and loaded with grape-sized fruit that is turning from yellow to red. At red stage, the fruit looks a lot like a “cherry tomato” or “grape tomato”, but the plant is definitely not a tomato. Leaves are delicate with tiny red stems. The plant does not resemble tomato, grape vine, or cherry tree. But the fruit resembles all of the above. I just looked through my plant books and cannot identify this plant or the fruit. The fruit looks edible, but is it?