Otricoli Orange Berry Seeds. This is a very rare to find and unusual nightshade plant. It was collected originally by the Gettles in Umbria, Italy, in the ancient Roman site of Ocriculum. It was found growing along the Tiber River, growing with the common black nightshade, (S. nigrum).
Plants reach 90cm in height, having typical nightshade leaves and white flowers. The small berries are bright orange. The berries are about the size of a pea and are a translucent red when ripe. You can see the seeds through the skin. This species has been used as food for thousands of years, but you must use only ripe fruit for eating.
Otricoli Orange Berry Culinary Uses
- The edible fruits taste like a cherry tomato and is mildly sweet.
- The young, edible leaves are cooked just like spinach and any other greens, but have a strong, slightly bitter taste.
- The leaves and berries are used in many cuisines, especially Chinese, Indian, African, Greek and Indonesian.
- PLEASE NOTE only ripe fruits from Solanum species are edible.
Growing Otricoli Orange Berry
- Otricoli Orange Berry is an annual plant and it is very easy to grow from seed.
- The Otricoli Orange Berry plant is a prolific producer throughout the growing season.
- The plant reseeds readily, so if you do not want to end up with many plants, it is best to grow the plant in a container.
- The plant can grow up to 90 cm in height.
- It can tolerate most soils and harsh conditions but prefers slightly moist soil.
- The berry plant needs to grow in full sun.
- Sow Otricoli Orange Berry Seeds in Spring.
- Plant the seeds as you would plant tomato seeds.
- Simply cover the seeds with a fine layer of soil and water.
- You can sow the seeds directly where you want it to grow or you can start them off indoors.
- Germination is in 7 to 14 days.
Information is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment offered by healthcare professionals.