An extremely ornamental solanum, growing about 1.2m high with large purple spiny leaves, white flowers and golf-ball sized orange fruit with lime green centres. The fruit makes an exquisite summer drink when put in the blender (pulp of 1 fruit, 1 cup water, 1 tspn honey - strain out seeds if desired). Plant in a warm, very well drained spot. Visually dramatic in a semi-shaded area because of colour and growth habit.
NB: The plant contains many large thorns growing out from stems, branches, and leaves
NARANJILLA (Solanum quitoense)