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Are potato vine berries poisonous?

The California Poison Control Organization rates the potato vine at a Level 4 toxicity. Ingesting the berries on this plant can cause serious health problems to humans and animals. The toxic chemicals in the berries can affect the liver, kidneys, heart or brain.

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Accordingly, can you eat potato vine?

You're cleaning out your garden containers and you find small tubers from sweet potato vine plants. Ornamental sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), grown primarily for its purple, chartreuse, or variegated foliage, is a true sweet potato. As such, the tubers it forms are edible.

Similarly, what happens if you eat potato fruit? These potato fruit are not edible. More precisely, they are poisonous. They contain high amounts of solanine that can make the eater very ill. Besides being very bitter, eating plant parts containing solanine can lead to headache, abdominal pain, shock and diarrhea.

Beside above, what part of a potato is poisonous?

The poisonous alkaloid is found in the green parts of potatoes, including new sprouts, stems, leaves, small fruits, and occasionally the normally-edible tubers if they are exposed to sunlight or stored improperly in very high or cold conditions. When they sprout and start to enlarge, even potato eyes can be poisonous.

How do you care for a potato vine?

Use a standard well-drained potting soil rather than garden soil when planting ornamental sweet potatoes in containers. Garden soil is too heavy and will become compacted. Make sure that your plant receives ample sunlight. Ornamental sweet potatoes outdoors in containers enjoy either partial or full sunlight.

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