Coming Soon. 80 days. Solanum sisymbriifolium. This tomato relative bears red cherry sized fruits that taste like cherries. We are growing it for the first time this year. What catches my curiosity is that it reportedly tastes like cherries. Attractive potato like flowers start life a snowy white then transition to mauve-light blue over the days. Fruits form within the thorned husks (like a tomatillo) which eventually splits, peels back to reveal red ripe fruit. Totally unique. I hope to take lots of pics. Native to Paraguay. Aka Morelle De Balbis
As I’m writing this (May 14) a few experimental plants are outside in one gallon pots without protection. Verdict: roots are emerging from the bottom of the 1 gallon pots. With its lobed leaves, white main vein and soft prickle like projections, its hard to miss.
How to germinate Litchi tomato seeds:
Seeds need light to germinate. Surface sow in a pot deeper than 4 inches (10cm). Mist well 2x a day. Use a clear plastic cover and germinate at 25-28C. Should germinate in 5-10 days. Grow like regular tomatoes.