Solanaceae: a spreading, trailing to ascending perennial herb forming many shoots from a single root. Found as a weed in agricultural fields and other disturbed ground. Flowers are rotate, pale yellow-green with darker green spots toward the centre. Berries are dark purple, spherical, about 1 cm in diameter, with a strong scent resembling that of grapes. Leaves are broadly lanceolate, up to 20 cm long, dark green. Native to Arizona, USA, Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.
The fruit has a pleasant taste and aroma and is prized as a food source by many peoples.
Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs. Well-drained soil in full sun.