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Tomato, tree


Tomato, Tree—Cyphomandra betacea (Cav.) Sendt.

MV146/HS679 by James M. StephensNovember 6, 2018Advertisements appear quite often in newspapers extolling the merits of the tree tomato. It is not a true tomato, but is a perennial shrub 6–10 feet high, having large, 5 inch long, heart-shaped, hairy leaves. The fruit looks more like a small eggplant than a tomato. It is 2–3 inches long, oval in shape, smooth, and long stemmed. The mature fruit has soft, red skin and contains many small seeds.

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