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Wild Tomato (Solanum pimpinellifolium)
Wild Tomato (Solanum pimpinellifolium): this is a very important amncient species, along with the Tomato from Galapagos, it is one of the rarest edible "wild tomatoes" of the genus, these are in fact, tomatoes that have not undergone any genetic selection practices adopted by man. The berries are much smaller, the taste is less sweet a nd not acid, and the plant is very resistant to plant diseases common to tomatoes and to fungal infestations. Its water demand is also significantly lower in †his species which can be cultivated through dry farming. It is perfectly suitable for pots where it easy tolerates the stress entailed. It is well adapted to our climate (since 2018 it has been through both, early and late cultivation, in Lazio, just outside Rome) showing an inclination towards the warmer months. It is grown in Peru and other South American countries and consumed as a fruit.