Tasmanian Bush Tomato
Bush Tomato has a very distinctive flavour. Pick the fruits when they are orange and juicy and cook in sauces as a substitute for regular tomatoes. One bush will produce an abundance of fruit. Bush tomato is a member of the solanum family, or potato family and has large blue flowers. The fruit must not be eaten until ripe. The leaves are shaped like a kangaroo foot, hence they are also known as kangaroo apple. Grows extremely quickly and should fruit in the first year.
GROWING CONDITIONS: Grows in a variety of soils and conditions but prefers well drained soils with part shade. Will tolerate frosts to -8C and extended dry spells.
FOR BEST RESULTS: This plant will respond to water over the summer period and will produce an abundance of fruit.
PLANTING IDEAS: Plant for a fast growing screen.