Help with fruit identification

Asked July 21, 2015, 5:13 PM EDT

What is this? There is a farm field full of this plant. The plants are shrubby and white blossoms were on top of he plant plants are less than a foot tall

Kent County Michigan fruit fruit and vegetables

5 Responses

More pictures showing the plant and the hanging fruit, including size of fruit would help me to identify the plant. My first guess is horsenettle.

Here are two links that show horsenettle plant characteristics.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanum_carolinense
http://extension.psu.edu/pests/weeds/weed-id/horsenettle

The thorns on horsenettle are very conspicuous. The fruit is not edible.

Here are more pics. When I stopped by today, the fruits were all gone, but it appeared the farmer was still watering. A pepper perhaps?

Here are more pics. When I stopped by today, the fruits were all gone, but it appeared the farmer was still watering. A pepper perhaps?

The new pictures you provided were helpful.

The flowers & leaves are typical of potato.

During mild summers potato will sometimes develop small green fruit, similar to what you showed in your first picture. Here is a link with more information.

http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/what_are_those_fruit_growing_on_my_potato_plants

The fruit are poisonous. Some growers will remove the flowers to increase the tuber yield.



Thank you very much. I 'm glad I didn't try to eat the fruit! I have never grown potatoes, and have never noticed the plant growing before.