Wonderberry is a perfect name for this small heirloom shrub. They can produce fruit as quickly as 75 days from seed, starting when the plant is just 4" tall! The edible berries are a bit bland and plain but are great combined with sugar for pies and jams.
The unripe green fruit Is poisonous, so you must wait until it is ripe to eat it. Birds love to eat berries. The Wonderberry is well worth growing just for its ornamental value alone. They have lovely white and yellow star-shaped flowers in spring, and the fall berries are a very ornamental bluish purple. They can be grown in containers.
Name: Wonderberry Other Common Names: Sunberry Scientific Name: Solanum Burbankii Color: White Flowers / Bluish Purple Fruit Plant Seeds: When Soil Temp Warms to 70f Bloom Time: Spring Harvest: Mid Summer Hardiness Zone: Annual Plant Height: 18 - 24" Plant Spacing: 18 - 24" Light Requirements: Sun Soil and Water Preferences: Average