Litchi Tomato ~ Morelle de Balbis- 50 Organically grown seeds

AKA vila-vila, sticky nightshade, red buffalo-bur, the fire-and-ice plant, litchi tomato, or Morelle de Balbis. The small edible fruits are red on the outside and yellow inside. It grows inside a spiny, green husk. The fruit is ripe when it is easily removed from the stem. Large plants grow to 5 feet and are covered with thorns, sweet red fruit, and large white flowers. It has a strong cherry taste with tomato under-tones. It originated in South America but has been naturalized across the world. Careful with those thorns!!

It lends itself well to pies, chutneys, pickles, sorbet and wines.


Solanum sisymbriifolium