A picture of a Jerusalem Cherry 'Thurino'

Jerusalem Cherry 'Thurino'

Solanum pseudocapsicum 'Thurino'

Also known as

Christmas Berry Plant 'Thurino', Winter Cherry 'Thurino', Christmas Cherry 'Thurino', Maderira Cherry 'Thurino'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

40cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A pot of Solanum pseudocapsicum 'Thurino' on a white background

Jerusalem Cherry 'Thurino' Overview

Solanum pseudocapsicum 'Thurino' is often grown as a houseplant or a tender annual. It is a bushy evergreen shrub species. It is part of the nightshade family, Solanaceae and commonly known as Jerusalem cherry 'Thurino', Christmas berry plant 'Thurino' or Winter cherry 'Thurino'. Flowers are white, with prominent yellow stamens in the centre, followed by bright orange-red ornamental berries. They measure approximately 1-2cm across and they are produced in clusters of between 2-3. Fruits are oval in shape and surrounded by modified leaves known as bracts, these are green in colour and the fruits develop from green to bright red-orange colours as they ripen, this occurs during the winter months.

Common problems with Jerusalem Cherry 'Thurino'

Can be attacked by aphids.

How to propagate Jerusalem Cherry 'Thurino'

Cuttings

Take semi ripe cuttings in summer.

Special features of Jerusalem Cherry 'Thurino'

Indoor plant

Attract berries

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Pot plant

Other uses of Jerusalem Cherry 'Thurino'

This plant suits being grown in containers for use in conservatories, greenhouses or sub tropic houses.