A small rare plant usually to no more than 1-4ft. Flowering and fruiting occurs in just a couple of months from seed.
Jaltomata procumbens (jaltomato) is a relatively rare fruit with the potential for great things. This South American fruit, with a sweet, spicy taste similar to grapes or tomatoes,
is could make for an exciting new addition.
These easy-to-grow plants can grow as perennials but are better grown as annuals in cold climate, if you can’t offer protection from cold. As with other members of the Solanum family, such as tomatoes and aubergines, jaltomata may require staking or some form of support. Fruits can be eaten raw or cooked and are particularly good in jams.
This definitely is a plant for super food and gourmet for vegan fans. Plants produced many cherry-sized black berries. They fall off when ripe. It is also a folk medical plant of Kamasa Indians in Columbia and Tarahumara Indians in Mexico.