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A number of years ago I saw a commercial for these. Has anyone every seen one in real life? Or should I wait till spring and just do a regular tomato?
 

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Tomato, Tree — Cyphomandra betacea (Cav.) Sendt.1
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Advertisements appear quite often in newspapers extolling the merits of the tree tomato. It is not a true tomato, but is a perennial shrub 6-10 feet high, having large, 5 inch long, heart-shaped, hairy leaves. The fruit looks more like a small eggplant than a tomato. It is 2-3 inches long, oval in shape, smooth, and long stemmed. The mature fruit has soft, red skin and contains many small seeds.
https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mv146

aka tamarillo. It is still in the same family as tomatoes, just not a true tomato, and comes from NZ iirc.
https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mv146
also
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamarillo
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/tree_tomato.html
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/701065
http://www.pennystomatoes.com/tomato-tree.html
 

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