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Jaltomato

Jaltomata procumbens

a.k.a. Creeping False Holly

A small and rare little plant bearing purple-black berry-like fruits that have a sweetish flavor and are sometimes used for jams.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Jaltomato. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in April 2012.

Description

Short perennial or annual, usually to no more than 1-4ft. Flowering and fruiting occurs in just a couple of months from seed.

Hardiness

Unknown, probably not frost hardy, but the plant can be grown in any climate as an annual.

Growing Environment

Grow in full sun and well-drained soil. Water regularly. The is compact and makes a nice container specimen.

Propagation

By seeds, which generally germinate within 1-6 weeks.

Uses

The fruits are reportedly edible and have been used to make jams.

Native Range

Native to Mexico and Central America.

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