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Anyone try Litchi Tomatos in Wisconsin?

Posted by maderb WI. z3/4 (631ridgeland@gmail.com) on
Fri, Feb 6, 09 at 23:07

Anyone try growing Litchi Tomatos in Wisconsin? Going to try growing them this Spring.


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RE: Anyone try Litchi Tomatos in Wisconsin?

Looking to try these.


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RE: Anyone try Litchi Tomatos in Wisconsin?

Yes, I've grown them for several years, as the variety "Morelle de Balbis". Culture them as you would eggplant. I will be starting mine this weekend. Be really careful of the thorns... they are cute when the plants are small, but become quite vicious in the mature plants. Expect a 4-5 foot tall plant, which will sprawl unless caged - which I highly recommend, to harvest the fruit without injury. I guess I should say, with minimal injury, because you will get stuck a few times.

The plants are really beautiful, but I wouldn't place them near a high-traffic area, or where small children could get into them.
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