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'Drott's Yellow' Tomatoes
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Description: Ground cherry not a tomato but grown similarly to a tomato plant. (P. pruinosa) Heirloom ground cherry. Plants have green leaves with dense, downy pubescence. Plant have a prostrate growth habit reaching 9 to 17 inches tall by 65 to 101 inches wide. They are prolific and produce orange-yellow fruits early that are a mild tart-sweet, weighing less than an ounce and inside paper-like green husks that turn yellow and then brown at fruit maturity (the same as tomatillos). Used by the Pilgrims for pies, jams, and preserves of all kinds; also eaten fresh. About 70 days to maturity.
Days To Maturity: 70
Seed Sources: Seed Savers Exchange - updated in 2015

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