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#35116 May 1st, 2007 at 03:58 AM
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I just got seeds for a tomato tree in a recent seed exchange. I can't wait to plant them. Do you think I need to do anything different from a regular tomato seed for germination?


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Tammy,
I always thought I understood those to take a long
time to produce something...*like 2(ish) years???*
And they're more grown in those really warmer climates,
where there's no frosts/cold spells..
Where you planning on putting it in a pot/container to
be able to move in and out????


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weezie13 #35515 May 1st, 2007 at 08:29 AM
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That sounds like a problem to me. Hum, I'm not at all sure what I'll do. Buy a couple of 5 gallon buckets I guess. So do you know how long they live?


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I thought they didn't start producing until 2 years..

and they could be put in a container/bucket..
but didn't get as tall as they should...

They're grown in like Peru or you know,
tropical places and can get up to 10ft tall...
(but no frosts over it's growing seasons)


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weezie13 #35573 May 1st, 2007 at 08:52 AM
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I bought a "tomato tree" online once, and it was no different from any other tomato plant I'd ever had. rspb Sure learned my lesson with that one.


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A tomato tree is not a tomato that we all know
and plant in our garden's.....

It's Cyphomandra betacea...
Do a Google search on that one...

I remember the one Laura got..
That's a regular tomato..


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weezie13 #35707 May 1st, 2007 at 10:05 AM
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Yes the tomato tree is really a small fruit tree. The fruit is slightly different than the regular tomatoe, (the shape is like that of a Plum tomatoe) the skin is tougher and ranges from orange to red. It is most commonly used in Colombia to make juice. Yummy. I'll try to get more info, I've never grown it, but when I lived in Colombia it was one of my favorite fruit juices.


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Made me mad though, it was advertises as a tomato tree and supposedly got x amount of feet tall with huge grapefruit sized toms on it.

If anyone happens to be a guest and is reading this post, just a warning---don't fall for the tomato tree things you see for sale in some catalogs out there.

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Hi Nuria,

It sounds interesting. I don't know if I'll be able to keep it alive over two years but I'll give it a try. I wonder if I know of anyone that has a solarium or greenhouse for the other ones I planted lol. I know I won't be able to handle 4 of them lol. Thanks for the information all.



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