Solanum melanocerasum. Not actually a tomato but a solanum cousin. Collected from Piedras Verdes, a Mayo community in Sonora, Mexico. Commonly called the garden huckleberry, the leaves are cooked (do not eat raw!) and the little black berries are edible and delicious. Delicious for pies, jellies, and jams but do require more sweeteners than other berries. Berries are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter and produce abundantly over a long season. Do not eat unripe green berries, and do not eat raw in large quantities. Berries are fully ripe when they turn from shiny to dull, a few weeks after first turning black. Originated in the tropics of western Africa. Approx. 350 seeds (0.1 g).
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