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Saracha (Jaltomato)

Saracha or Jaltomatoes are members of the Nightshade family (Solanaceae) and grow as annuals, making hundreds of delicious, pea to cherry sized fruits from mid summer until autumn. These can be eaten either raw or cooked in relishes, and are widely used in the Mexican cuisine. They are native of C Latin America growing in open spots in moist, evergreen woods and alongside rivers. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, slightly moist soil in preferably partial shade.
Sow flat in any rich soil under glass in spring, transplant to the garden after the last freezing in late spring.
Package of 20 seeds.
Saracha jaltomata (syn. Saracha edulis)

Saracha jaltomata (syn. Saracha edulis)

100cm, Jaltomate makes fresh green, pubescent leaves on laxly branching stems with greenish yellow axillary flowers, followed by green, hazelnut-sized fruits with a recurved calyx. Fruits are turning glossy black on ripening and have an aromatic, light sweet-juicy taste. Easily grown in any humus rich soil in a partially shaded spot. Note: Do not confuse with the very similar Deadly Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara), being native throughout Europe and North America ! All green parts of the Jaltomato (including unripe, green fruits) are poisonous ! VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2436 € 3,99*
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