8 Ancient Ag Discoveries



In 2017, researchers confirmed the finding of a fossilized 52-million-year-old fruit in Argentina.

The ancient berry belongs to the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family of plants. Tobacco plants and petunia flowers are also part of that family.

The fruit is closely related to tomatillos and ground cherries. It has a papery lantern-like husk.

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