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  • Litchi Tomato / Morelle De Balbis
  • Litchi Tomato or Morelle De Balbis
  • Litchi Tomato or Morelle De Balbis
  • Litchi Tomato or Morelle De Balbis
  • Litchi Tomato or Morelle De Balbis
  • Litchi Tomato or Morelle De Balbis
  • Litchi Tomato
 
  • Litchi Tomato / Morelle De Balbis
  • Litchi Tomato or Morelle De Balbis
  • Litchi Tomato or Morelle De Balbis
  • Litchi Tomato or Morelle De Balbis
  • Litchi Tomato or Morelle De Balbis
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Litchi Tomato or Morelle De Balbis (25 seeds) (GR112) $3.50

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Litchi Tomato or Morelle De Balbis

         
 
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(S. sisymbriifolium) This was a favorite with customers who saw and sampled it in front of our store one summer. Large plants grow to 5' and are covered with thorns; sweet red fruit and large white flowers. Lovely to look at, but be careful with the thorns! We enjoyed the fruit all summer right from the plant. Its about the size of a cherry and taste like a cherry crossed with a tomato. A very pretty and attractive plant that originated in South America, but has been naturalized in many countries. Start plants as you would a tomato.
 
Litchi Tomato or Morelle De Balbis
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 35
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

71.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jeremiah
Location:
Mount Vernon, KY, United States
Date:
August 16, 2019
          2.0
 
Easybut not worth it
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to Grow

What are the cons? Bland, Spiny, Space-Wasting

Review:

Started like tomatoes in mid-February, set out in the garden in late May. They grew well with no serious issues and are now producing well. And what do they produce? Well, the fruit is pretty enough and its seedy texture is somewhat raspberry-like, but flavor is bland and uninteresting, even when picked at peak ripeness---that is, when the calyx is fully open and drying and the berries part easily from the plant (or, sometimes, drop). There's a hint of watery tomato about some of them and---if you really use your imagination---you can *almost* detect something fruit-like in the occasional one. It's sometimes claimed that there's a lot of variation among individual plants---but I've 8 of these and none worth eating. Considering this nightshade's large size, sprawling habit (if not caged) and vicious, vicious spines---and they cover almost every surface of this plant---, it is really not worth the effort. If you want a tasty nightshade berry, just stick with ground cherries.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Wolffman
Location:
Braham, MN, United States
Date:
August 15, 2019
          5.0
 
Use
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, very large plant

What are the cons? Dont plant close to each other

Review:

Love the plant i started 18 from seed in the begining of march in mn they were about a 8" tall by the time they hit the garden in the end of may i currently have 16 growing like crazy they are very bushy and they have started to produce fruit like mad im getting about a pint of fruit from each plant now every two days. They do have a unique taste tho kind of sweet and tart all in one not a bad flavor at all im currently trying to find a recipe for jams or jellys right now but i am having no luck

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Fancypants
Location:
Kenai, AK, United States
Date:
August 6, 2019
          5.0
 
How long before tomatoes turn
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? A bit thorny

Review:

I love growing it. I just want to know since it has burst showing the tomato now for. Few weeks. When does it turn red?

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nita
Location:
Boerne, TX, United States
Date:
January 30, 2019
          5.0
 
Unique
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Wonderful plant!

What are the cons? Nothing.

Review:

This is a truly unique plant. Very disease and pest resistant. The fruit tastes like a cross between tomato and raspberry. Beware of the thorns! Easy to pick, however, when fully ripe. I use in salads, pasta dishes, and dessert. Very versatile. Greater cold tolerance than tomatoes!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Margoat Lane
Location:
Raleigh, NC, United States
Date:
October 5, 2018
          5.0
 
tastes like cherries
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? taste

What are the cons? thorns

Review:

Mediocre germination rate and this plant does have some pretty wicked thorns, but it's done great through our very hot summer and 40 day long rains. It was slow to mature but well worth it for the yummy fruit that taste a lot like cherries. Hornworms do seem to love it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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