Jerusalem Cherry Overview
Solanum pseudocapsicum is a bushy evergreen shrub that is frequently grown as a houseplant for its attractive orange-red berries. It is part of the nightshade family, Solanaceae, and commonly known as Jerusalem Cherry, Christmas Cherry or Winter Cherry. Flowers are white, with prominent yellow stamens in the centre. They measure approximately 1-2cm across and they are produced in clusters of two and three. Attractive ornamental fruits follow the flowers. They are oval in shape and surrounded by modified leaves known as bracts, which are green in colour. The fruits develop from green to bright red-orange or yellow, as they ripen, during the winter months. All parts toxic if ingested.