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Rob Wilbrink
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Location: Germany, Western Europe Hardiness Zone 7 ( -18/-12 °C 0/10 °F )
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Hello,

Does anybody have some seeds of the Solanum torvum (turkeyberry) for me?
Maybe we can swap.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanum_torvum


PS I live in Germany.

Thank you!

 
Judith Browning
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HI, Rob...I don't have the seeds you are looking for but wanted to welcome you to permies! maybe someone else can help you out. I'm not familiar with this plant.
 
Rob Wilbrink
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Thank you, Judith!
 
Bill Ramsey
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That is interesting! I've had spiny plants increasing in number each year in my garden and they do look a lot like the photo but I believe mine are Carolina nettle which is also a nightshade. I was hoping it might be an edible nettle but my research indicates that mine are poisonous. I have a difficult time growing eggplants for some reason but these things love it here. I'll have to learn more about all of them. I see these turkeyberry bushes get quite tall compared to my weeds.
 
Rob Wilbrink
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Bill Ramsey wrote:That is interesting! I've had spiny plants increasing in number each year in my garden and they do look a lot like the photo but I believe mine are Carolina nettle which is also a nightshade. I was hoping it might be an edible nettle but my research indicates that mine are poisonous. I have a difficult time growing eggplants for some reason but these things love it here. I'll have to learn more about all of them. I see these turkeyberry bushes get quite tall compared to my weeds.


Hello Bill, that plant looks also a bit like the sticky nightshade (lichee tomato).
 
Ludger Merkens
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Hallo Rob,

Solanum torvum bei google.de gibt dir: https://www.sunshine-seeds.de/Solanum-torvum-34742p.html
Wenn du nicht riesige Mengen Saatgut brauchst, ist das vermutlich billiger als die Versandkosten, die entstehen wenn du es in den USA eintauschst.

Hi Rob, thats a link, where you can buy the seeds. Unless you need huge quantities, it's probably less expensive to buy there, than swap seeds in USA and pay the shipping.


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(germany, nrw, estimated usda zone 6b)
 
Rob Wilbrink
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Hi Ludger,

Its probably cheaper to buy it by sunshine-seeds, thank you for the link!

Grüß,
Rob
 
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