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Bred by farming families of eastern europe for centuries, this heirloom nightshade berry is virtually unknown in the western hemisphere, and may not be commercially available anywhere else within the USA border. Unlike the wild predecessor, this cultivar has been selected for slightly larger fruit size, increased sweetness, and most importantly the berries never fall off when ripe, which is truly what makes this plant more easily grown as an annual sweet fruit crop. Normally one would have to search to find the ripe berries which had already fallen onto the ground, but these Blackberry nightshade will keep the clusters of ripe delicious berries up were you can see them. Around 70-90 days for fruit, and will continue to produce into frost. They prefer slightly more shade than tomatoes and are suitable for containers on porches where half the day’s sun is blocked by the house. They will grow up to 3 feet in height. When cooked with some sugar or maple they taste almost like blueberries. Similar to Miltomato Valisto but with a more prevalent aspect of citrus in the flavor.