Friday, 29 June 2012

Tomatoes and Pineapples

Cyphomandra corymbiflora (Hardy Tree Tomato)

On the top terrace two unusual plants can be found, both in flower at the moment.
Cyphomandra corymbiflora (Hardy Tree Tomato) has large soft leaves with blue/purple flowers that hang in clusters. A member of the Solanaceae family, tomatoes and potatoes, it produces edible fruits that look like tomatoes. 
Acca sellowiana (Pineapple Guava), previously known as Feijoa sellowiana, is a rather exotic looking evergreen shrub. The unusual flowers are purple, tinged white, with long, red stamens amongst grey-green leaves, producing edible fruit.

Acca sellowiana (Pineapple Guava)

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