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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
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Also known as Walter's husk-tomato
|Size:||0.5-1.0 ft tall by 0.5-1.0 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Habitats:||Open sandy areas. Often coastal.|
|Recommended Uses:||Mostly planted for interest in the husked fruits|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Short very dry periods ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).|
|Soil/Substrate:||Lime rock, Sand|
Fruit is used by generalists.