GREENS, Gbognome NIGHTSHADE
Seeds per packet: ~20.
Germination: 86% (tested Nov. 2022)
NOTE: This species is known to contain potentially harmful glycoalkaloids, though levels are presumed to be minimal in the young leaves. Potatoes and tomatoes also contain these chemicals, some of which may actually have anticarcinogenic effects, but nevertheless, we recommend growers only consume the fruit of this plant in moderation. We believe the cooked leaves are safe, as their traditional use in Africa indicates.
GROWING TIPS: Start seeds indoors in March or early April, as you would eggplants. Plant out in field after danger of last frost. Space plants 16-24 inches apart.