Germ 5-14 days
Originally from Turkey and quite popular in all the Mediterranean countries. It produces dozens of 2 oz, orange-red fruit that resemble small tomatoes. Plants are very tall, as much as 4’ and it is reported that the fruits are best eaten when still green or beginning to change color. 30 seeds
Indoors- Start 8-10 weeks before last frost, 1/4” deep with soil temperatures 75-80 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant 18” apart when danger of frost has passed.
Harvest- When fruit is shiny and smooth, before losing its luster.
Tips- Plant in fertile soil, water with compost tea every two weeks and use row cover to give the plants extra warmth, especially in the north. Mulch and keep well watered.