Tomato tree growing vine of the genus Solanum also known as Tomato tree Italian, Tomato tree perennial evergreen plant, perennial tomatoes suffers or die due to the cold of the winter, in less cold area, there are varieties that can survive the winter, vegetative reproduction can maintain high quality seedlings in the greenhouse to next season, Tomato tree can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+ as perennial 2+ as annual.
Flower color yellow the flowers grow in clusters.
Tomato tree fruits
Fruit color red with round shape
Don’t be confuse with Tamarillo
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Requirements for Tomato tree growing and care:
Warm weather, ground full of nutrients, Trellising
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s possible to use in vegetative reproduction
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Fully yield take more than a season but it might not survive the winter
end on the winter beginning of the spring, in cold area in late spring
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Frost, leaf miners, slugs
All the season
How to prune:
Rotten stems and leaves, week stems
Size of the plant?
3-10 m, 10-30 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Start in 50-80 days
General information about the flower
Little yellow flower
Thinning the bloom:
If thinning happening should check the root, watering and try to hand polinate
Pollination is done by:
Bees and other pollinator, pollinate by hand, some of the species self-pollinator
Fruit harvest season:
70-160 days from sowing sometime can take more time
Fruits pests or diseases:
Slugs, worms, birds
What can be done with big quantities of Tomato tree fruits?
Eat fresh, cooked, sauce, juice and much more
Work requirements on the fruit:
Clean the rotten leaves
How long does it take for a bear fruit?
1-2.5 month from planting
Ripening of fruit:
If there is massive attack on the fruit should pick them before they ready and let them be ripening at home
Grow from seeds
Easy to sow, brown-yellowish seeds
Saving seeds until sowing:
Cold and dry place
end of the winter, start of the spring
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Full sun, 20-25 C can be more or less but this is the best temperature
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water, the soil should be moist
Condition of seedling:
Full sun, more than 20C, the sprout is very delightful to bug need protection in the beginning
Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring – beginning of the summer
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Warm, Moist, and should put the cuttings in glass of water and change the water every 2 days