I’ve gotten into growing wild crop relatives like the chiltepin pepper recently. One of my new favourites is the Everglades tomato. This Solanum pimpinellifolium grows naturalized in South Florida where it is loved by heirloom gardeners. As to how it got to Florida, everyone has their own story – birds(1), a wrecked Spanish fleet(2), old man Northrop(3)? The internet abounds with fanciful tales.
(1) Birds are known to have carried the cactus species Rhipsalis to Africa. (2) Coconuts from a crashed 19th century vessel from Cuba naturalized in the Florida Keys. (3) A garden escape seems likely.
Regardless of the origin, it is a vigorous, actually aggressive, plant. Taste amazing as well, just the right blend of sweetness and acidity .
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5