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1rainman:
Florida everglades tomato. Does really well in Florida. Small good tasting fruit. Supposedly not a true tomato but a wild ancestor. Looks and tastes like a tomato. Better adapted to the tropics. Grows faster than other tomatoes. Hard to find but my dad got some seeds online and growing it. I think it's originally from South America but was grown by Indians in florida.

Galatians522:

--- Quote from: 1rainman on June 06, 2022, 01:38:41 PM ---Florida everglades tomato. Does really well in Florida. Small good tasting fruit. Supposedly not a true tomato but a wild ancestor. Looks and tastes like a tomato. Better adapted to the tropics. Grows faster than other tomatoes. Hard to find but my dad got some seeds online and growing it. I think it's originally from South America but was grown by Indians in florida.

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The one I have popped up in my garden on its own. Probably dropped by some critter. Most people grow them in poor soil with little care and get small tomatoes. However, I have found that they can produce grocery store size cherry tomato fruit (5/8") if they get good care. Just don't over do the nitrogen or you may not find your way out of the garden again! I even have a hybrid plant that must be a cross with an heirloom tomato that I grew (seed was actually saved from the heirloom tomato). It is like a larger grape version of the Evergaldes. I am curious to see how it does over the summer.

Francis_Eric:
I thank you digigarden for those links

I did see some tomato that can survive freezing
would be nice hybridizing , species (with paint brush)

I was going to dig up last years Heirloom (weather was funny winter crept up very late out of Now where )

Edit a quick though maybe I could just have to grow the one that can take frozen weather

And just graft onto roots with new Normal tomato

OH Digi garden

I did see a Garden catalog with Purple peppers (called black something)

A few new species that are pretty cool

Not a Solanum species, but a Annonaceae (cherimoya species ) has one that has a flower like a Solonum speices


I may have wanted to make a post one day, when I had a funny goofy sense of Humor... (oh, and new to science )

 

 

Francis_Eric:
I visit New Orleans , and areas (and lived there a year )

I'd be cool if I could get seeds or buy them of Florida Tomato

maybe I could trade ..

Also pollen might be cool (willing to pay, but not certain of the time it flowers )

(I may see the pollen   stores to pollintate later my tomato  (worth a gamble )

1rainman:
Grow that hybrid and sell some seeds on here.

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