Solanaceae Cyphomandra betacea (Cav.) Sendt.
Source: Magness et al. 1971
The tree tomato is a perennial shrub 6 to 10 feet high, with large, soft pubescent heart-shaped leaves. It can be grown in the open only in frost free locations. The fruit is 2 to 3 inches long, oval in shape, smooth and many seeded, borne on a long stem. Fruit resembles a tomato in appearance, use and flavor.
Production in the U.S.: No data, limited.
Use: Fresh and culinary, like tomato.
Parts consumed: Whole fruit.