Tomato tree

Eric Grunden egrunden at
Sat Mar 30 18:02:36 EST 1996

In a previous article, sjohnson at () says:

>	I recently saw an ad. for the amazing New Zealand tomato tree.  Has 
>anyone heard of it, or is it just a crock?

I recently toured the plant bio. greenhouses here at the Univ. of IL
and they had a tomato tree in the main atrium. It was tall, had both
tomatoes and blossoms, and the sign listed the scientific name as
Solonaceae "    " (I can't remember) so it is actually in the same
genus as tomato. I don't know if that is a "New Zealand" tomato
tree, but there is such a thing as a tomato tree and it bears
tomatoes (much to my surprise).

The Spirit of Nature, a powerful force,
	belongs and returns to its creative source.
- Excerpted from The Collective Works of Johnny Pokerface -

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