Black Nightshade is an erect, many-branched plant growing 0.5 to 1.0 m high. The plant bears thin, oval, slightly purplish leaves up to 15 cm in length.
Black Nightshade leaves are eaten as a cooked vegetable, often mixed with other vegetables and the fresh fruit is also consumed.
Specifications for Black Nightshade
Transplanting Spacing, Plant: 20 cm by 40 cm
Harvest: 4 weeks
Cultivation advice for Black Nightshade
The soil in the nursery should be loosened and enriched with decomposed manure.
Seeds should be mixed with sand and/or ash at a ratio of 1:3 for uniform sowing.
Sow the mixture thinly, either by broadcasting or in rows, 15 – 20 cm apart and cover with a fine layer of soil.
Transplant when seedlings have 6 true leaves and are 10 – 15 cm tall.
The spacing should be 20 cm in the row by 40 cm between the rows.
Keep moist and timely apply fertilizers (Recommended Master Grower).
The crop is ready for harvest 4 weeks from transplanting.
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