30-60 cm plant. The "tomato tree" is a fast growing small tree. Edible, tomato-like fruits hang from the branches. Native to high elevation areas, suitable for cultivation in cooler climates.
Cyphomandra betacea is a fast growing small tree, up to 2-5 m tall. The "tree tomato" has very ornamental hearth-shaped, velvety leaves. In Spanish it is called Tamarillo or Tomate de Árbol.
It is native to high elevation areas, and it is suitable for cultivation in cooler climates. It does not stand real frost, but it grows very well in cool temperatures. It struggles in hot temperatures. In the Canary Islands it is sometimes seen in home gardens at about 600 m altitude.
Edible, tomato-like fruits hang from the branches. Cyphomandra betacea is actually placed in the same family of the true tomato.
The size of the plant we offer in the Shop is: 30-60 cm. Height is very variable because the plant is fast-growing. In any case we alway try to select and ship a robust, well rooted plant.
|Minimum winter temperature||-5 ºC to 5 ºC|