Solanum quitoense Apricot Tomato Seed
Apricot Tomato It doesn't get any more exotic than this! This prehistoric looking plant from the tropics is beautifully tinted with purple, fuzzy leaves. White flowers are followed by tomato-like fruit ripening to an orange-red with the flavor much like that of an Apricot. If you look close you can see protective spikes along the stems and even on top of the leaves. A truly amazing plant to grow! Notice a baby cardinal landed on one of our plants not bothered at all by the spines. A good place to hide out!
Easy to grow. Just care for like a regular tomato plant.
- The fruit is used to make juices and nectars, jams and preserves as well as pastries
- Native to central America and the Andes Mountains
- Also called naranjilla
- The fruit juice is reported to taste like a combination of pineapple and strawberry
- Makes an excellent plant for collectors of plants for the home or greenhouse environment
- Grown for the beautiful leaf shape and color