Re: [tomato] Re:Tomato Fruit Set & Cold Weather

Saulth (
Sat, 24 Apr 1999 13:23:10 -0400

> >On the Chinese Lantern, I don't think it's a true tomato or a tomatillo
> >either for that matter.  You might contact:
> > Jeff McCormack, PhD
> >Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
> >P.O. Box 170
> >Earlysville, VA 22936
> >
> >Jeff's Doctorate is in Botany and he probably knows the Latin name right
> >off the top of his head.  Say "Hi" for me when you reach Jeff.  It may take
> >some time for you to get an answer since all seed growers are swamped at
> >this time of year.
> Chinese Lantern is a physalis, and very very invastive.  Margaret
Not *That* Chinese Lantern, Margaret; this is a tomato, or VERY 
tomato-like fruit.  I've seen pics of it before I bought it; I even sent 
the URL of the pics to the list.  :-)  Well, we'll see what happens 
with it...if it ever sprouts (I know, it's only been a few day, but I'm 


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