**GROWN ON OUR FARM HERE IN TENNESSEE**
** 5 WICKED PORCUPINE TOMATO SEEDS **
Photo** A "Baby Porcupine" ...a cutie!
Porcupine Tomato is a showy annual to perennial species with greyish-green leaves, rich violet-blue flowers and nicely contrasting bright orange spines. Flowers are followed by small greenish fruits (not edible). It is native of sun-exposed sites from South-Western USA to Mexico. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot in the garden. Sow seeds in pots in spring at some 20°C, transplant to the final spot after the last freezing nights from late spring to early summer.
Cool and scary! This eye-opening specimen plant from Madagascar is a member of the tomato family. It grows 3’-5’ tall with pretty, actually, blue-green leaves that have prominent orange spines down the mid ribs. The stems are covered with orange fuzz. Lavender flowers are borne in a cluster. It’s a tropical guy, and so unforgettable, it’s worth protecting during the winter.
USDA zones 8-11