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  1. stephenprudence

    stephenprudence GC Weather Guru

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    I have a seedling growing in a pot in the photo below

    I think it may be Solanum betaceum but I showed the seeds a year ago so it would be off for it to appear now.

    If now Solanum betaceum does anyone have a jiffy?IMG_20190414_184155566.jpg
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I'd say it is definitely of that family.
    Reminds me of an Iochroma seedling
     
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    Not a Cape Gooseberry then?

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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    It wasn't until a few minutes after I wrote that this morning in my tea break :biggrin: that I realised we are talking about what I used to call Cyphromanda.:)
    It has the right look.

    It should go straight up with massive leaves before branching and flowering, a bit like growing a Brug from seed.
     
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    Thank you guys.. I don't think it's Physalis, though I have grown Physalis peruviana last year on the allotment and it was brilliant... I also grew this Solanum betaeum (Cyphromanda as you remember it).. so they are quite similar at seedling stage. I think definitely Tamarillo. Another one to content with (the sigh when you realise you have far too many plants that are not quite hardy enough to be outside permanently :biggrin:)
     
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      When I looked at it first of all I thought Nightshade and that is the solanum family..
      So if you grew betaeum last year could it be from that somehow perhaps? :scratch:
       
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      Yes, I think so, the reason I was surprised is that I was sure that all the seeds had been accounted for, ie I sowed them in cell trays last year so I thought there would not be any chance of wayward seeds. I must have accidentally dropped a seed in that pot, which houses a Vasconcellea pubescens (another overwintering plant) and not realised.
       
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