Cyphomandra betacea
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Cyphomandra betacea

tree tomato

  family solanaceae 
  genus cyphomandra 

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Genus  Cyphomandra Species  betacea Variety  Cultivar  Common names  tree tomato Family  SOLANACEAE Specimen number  S2599 Data source  GrUnFr p320
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  8' - 12' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is 2 to 3 inch long, 1 1/2 to 2 inch in diameter, greenish-purple colored skin ripening to red or orange-red, light orange pulp with black seeds. It is sweeter than a tomato and slightly acidic. As a food source, Cyphomandra betacea is often used in jam and in sweets. Tree tomato is most commonly used cooked.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed   Cutting Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Jam   Sweets   Cooked Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts 2 to 3 inch long, 1 1/2 to 2 inch in diameter, greenish-purple colored skin ripening to red or orange-red, light orange pulp with black seeds Flavor / texture  sweeter than a tomato and slightly acidic
Horticulture notes  Cyphomandra betacea is self fertile. Tree tomato can be propagated by seed or using a cutting. This plant is considered to have originated from Peru.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Cyphomandra betacea is evergreen.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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