Potato Fruit

Solanum spp.

Photo of Potato Fruit
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers Cooperative Extension

The above-ground fruit when green is toxic and should not be eaten. The same toxin is present in green-skinned potatoes caused by exposure to the sun. These potatoes should be peeled or cooked to destroy the toxin.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences