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Cannibal's Tomato

Solanum uporo

Bright red fruit much like the tomato, used in sauces and flavorings like the tomato.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Cannibal's Tomato. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in May 2015.

Description

Small shrub similar to the common tomato, can be grown as an annual or perennial.

Hardiness

Unknown, but probably not frost hardy.

Growing Environment

Climate requirements are probably similar to most Solanum annuals.

Propagation

By seeds, which can be slow to germinate, often taking several weeks to a few months.

Uses

Uses are similar to common tomato. Leaves are eaten as salad greens. In Fiji, legend has it that among cannibal tribes, the cannibal's tomato was regarded as the perfect sauce for the consumption of human flesh, but we're not about to test this out.

Native Range

Native to the South Pacific Fijian islands.

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Solanaceae  
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