It’s time for another edition of Name That Mystery Plant! Readers were able to help me identify a Cornelian Cherry in NYC, a nightshade in my garden, and possibly the mystery yellow tomato I got at a plant swap (though I still think the tomatoes were too big to be yellow pears).
This weekend out at the community garden I noticed a very interesting vine climbing across a couple of shrubby fig trees. The vine was bearing the most remarkable berries – it looks like they start out gray, turn a brilliant robin’s egg blue, and then turn violet purple. And green, somewhere in there. Or maybe it just produces different colors all at once. Take a look:
What is this? I doubt it’s edible, but it is quite pretty.