Name of Tomato - Knowledgebase Question

Novato, CA
Avatar for ralph5
Question by ralph5
September 24, 1998
I am trying to find the name for a type of tomato plant. It is a strange type of tomato I think. The small grape sized tomatoes grow individually in thin pod cases.The fruit has a tangy taste. And the color is mostly yellow.
The thin green pod skin turns yellowish brown as the fruit ripens. I hope you know of the plant I am trying to describe. Thank you for your efforts.

Answer from NGA
September 24, 1998
I'd venture to guess you're looking for Solanum melanocerasum, the Ground Cherry. They're related to the husk tomato (tomatillo) and are so named because the cherry-sized berries drop to the ground when they're ripe. Ground cherries have the same papery husk as the tomatillo and a sweet and fruity flavored. Seeds are available from: Territorial Seed Company, P. O. Box 157, Cottage Grove, OR 97424-0061.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by RootedInDirt and is called "Pitcher Plant"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.