Economic Botany

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 140–142

The “Palo de tomate” or tree tomato

  • E. P. Hume
  • H. F. Winters

DOI: 10.1007/BF02859515

Cite this article as:
Hume, E.P. & Winters, H.F. Econ Bot (1949) 3: 140. doi:10.1007/BF02859515


Widely known throughout the tropics of the world but not abundantly cultivated outside its native Andean home, this fruit offers a desirable addition to the food resources of warmer climates.

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© The New York Botanical Garden 1949

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. P. Hume
    • 1
  • H. F. Winters
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal Experiment StationMayaguezPuerto Rico

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