How to grow Sunberry

Sunberry grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Solanum also known as Wonderberry plant, Sunberry perennial evergreen but in cold climate grow as annual plant, used for the edible fruits and also used as ornamental plant can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+ as perennial 2+ as annual.

Leaves green hairy in shape rhomboid to deltoid the size 3-5 cm.

Flowers color white in star shape, flowers grows in clusters.

Sunberry fruits

Fruit edible, color is dark blue-purple to black some plant are bland in flavor and need to be eaten fully ripen if not toxic,

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How to grow Sunberry growing and care:

Rich soil, warm weather, organic material, hummus, as perennial better to bending a branch over and covering it with soil it make the plants stronger and grow for longer

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / vegetative reproduction possible by bending a branch over and covering it with soil, or by cutting, the cutting possible to put in water and switch the water every few days or put the stem in soil better peat soil and better with root growth hormone, in both cutting methods better to do it in warm season, with high humidity.

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy to do so

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can be invasive, green fruits are toxic

Planting season:
Spring to autumn, better in hardiness zone 2-10a as annual plant in spring ,hardiness zone 10b-12 spring to autumn if planted as annual in spring as perennial especially in places without cold winter possible in the summer to autumn and if summer it’s hot like in desert autumn or spring and in the right condition can grow as perennial, in tropical better in the dry season

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead branches and for design, better to open the plant that it will get full sun in order to get good fruits

Size of the plant?
30-60 cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade will bear less fruits

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn (hardiness zone 11b+ possible all the year)

General information about the flower
White flowers grow in clusters

Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn (hardiness zone 11b+ possible all the year)

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Sunberry fruits?
Eat raw, salad, jams

Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick that fruit

How long does it take to bear fruit?
1-3 month

Scientific name:

Solanum retroflexum

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Alternative names: Sunberries, Wonderberry plant,

How to grow Sunberry

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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Eaten raw
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9