Plant: After last frost

Solanum melanocerasum

50 seeds/pack   |   75 days   |   Heirloom

Also known as Wonderberry, this solanum produces loads of large purple berries that should be cooked for eating. Very good sweetened in pies and jams. Cultivate as you would peppers.

$2.75

Plant: After last frost

Solanum sisymbriifolium

50 seeds/pack | Heirloom

While Litchis are in the tomato family, they are not really tomatoes. They bear small red fruits that have a sweet cherry taste and are slightly crunchy due to seed content. They can be used to make fruit tarts, preserves, sorbets or wine. The 5-foot-tall bushy plants are attractive with neon orange THORNS. Plant a hedge as a natural fence.

$2.75

Plant: After last frost

Physalis peruviana

50 seeds/pack | 100 days | Heirloom

In the tomato family, goldenberries have a sweet taste and a unique decorative appearance. These small orange fruits are encased in a paper husk and fall from the plant when mature. They are tangy with a peachy flavor. Truly a garden treasure. Whenever we have guests in the summer and want to knock their socks off we offer them a few of these gems. To top it off, research shows they may have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Also, melatonin has been found in the plant, which suggests it may lower risk of diseases associated with stress, including neurodegenerative diseases. The challenge is to grow enough of them. Start plants indoors and transplant outside. They need a long season to really produce well.

$2.75

Plant: After last frost

Physalis ixocarpa

50 seeds/pack  |  70-90 days

Purple variety with fruits 1-2 inches. Tangy flavor great in green salsas. Purple color indicates maturity. With time, they become more seedy but sweeter for eating raw. Prolific. We plant this from seed directly in garden soil June 1 and still get a great yield.

$2.75

Plant: After last frost

Physalis ixocarpa

50 seeds/pack   |   60-80 days

These classic green tomatillos are borne on sprawling plants that produce vast amounts of green fruits covered in papery husks. They have a unique sweet and tangy flavor. Use the fruits in green salsas combined with onions, garlic, etc. Be aware, these plants have a reputation of volunteering for years after the original planting. Personally, we think that is a great thing! Adapted to grow in a wide range of climates but will handle a lot more heat than tomatoes.

 

$2.75