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Plant/Weed ID

 
yolandi pieterse
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Hi there,

Can anyone help to id this weed? We bought a 1 hectare stand with mostly veld grass on and some wattle trees. We are busy getting the stand ready to do some permaculture growing. This weed seems to be spreading, there are a couple of clumps. We hope that be identifying this weed we could gain some insight into the status of the soil, any particular deficiencies etc..

Thanks in advance.
Yolandip
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Jordan Lowery
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Looks like wild gooseberries, I'd confirm with your own searching of a higher quality photo but the fruit almost gives it away. We make gooseberry syrup for breakfast.

Can you get a better shot of the leaves?
 
Kota Dubois
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Could it be a litchi tomato?

http://www.eattheweeds.com/litchi-tomato/
 
yolandi pieterse
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Thanks for the quick reply! Here is a close-up of a leaf, does this help?

If this is an useful fruiting plant, I am very glad!!!

The more I look at the pictures of the litchi tomato the more you seem right Kota!!

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Jordan Lowery
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Not gooseberry

After research it does look like litchi tomato
 
Steve Flanagan
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If it's not a litchi tomato, it is some sort of solanum.
 
Devon Olsen
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