susumber berries

Susumber

Susumber plantWe’ve had so many Susumber plants (Solanum torvum) growing in our yard over the years; and over the years we’ve rooted them out, chopped them down and destroyed each plant.

We’ve never prepared the susumber berries in any of our meals in our home … all because we have never developed the taste for it.  As a matter of fact, I’ve never tasted it.

Recently I got a photo of a Jamaican grass quit bird in the Susumber tree growing in our neighbour’s home next door.

Susumber berries

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Susumber berries are also called Gully beans in Jamaica. I’ve heard that if the berries are not picked at the right time, they can be very bitter to the taste.

Some persons cook meals such as susumber and cod fish.  Susumber berries are also used in soups.

I understand that the leaves of the Susumber plant can be used for making tea for colds.  The susumber berries, they say, are full of iron and are good for increasing your iron levels.

Susumber plant