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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

That’s part of what I’m thinking about - there is an indigenous form of Black nightshade here that grows everywhere. It makes small, dark purple almost black berries. I’ve eaten them in small quantities, and they are almost exactly the same as tiny tomatoes.

Web searches disagree about whether or not they are poisonous.


4 posted on 09/14/2013 11:02:55 AM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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To: djf

All “beauty” graphics aside, I believe that the heirloom purple potatoes available in farmers markets are about as close to “poisonous” nightshade one could get - the hybridization is that extensive and watered-out.

My wife cannot eat the heirloom-purples; severe and debilitating indigestion (Upper-GI stress).


5 posted on 09/14/2013 11:09:21 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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