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Solanum sessiliflorum Dunal
The yellow fruits are garden peach
|Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)|
|Plant height||9 feet|
|Fruit Weight||4 oz|
|Color||yellow, blushes faint, mottled pink when ripe|
Garden Peach Tomatoes are a cultivar of tomato, native South American fruit mainly from Peru, where they are known as Coconas. Its small, bright yellow fruit is the standard globe shape of tomato. With its yellow coloring, blushing vaguely pink mottling when very ripe, and fuzzy skin, it resembles a peach. This cultivar is also extremely prolific. It is rich in iron and vitamin B5. The plant grows naturally between 200 and 1,000 metres from Colombia to Ecuador and Perú.
This heirloom is colored exactly like a peach and has a sweet mild flavor. Fruits are 2-4 oz. and perfect for salads. The vines are prolific and very easy to grow in poor soil. Garden Peaches have soft skins and mature in 65 days on average. They are suited to containers.
- Danilo Fernandes da Silva Filho. Cocona (Solanum sessilifolium Dunal): cultivo y utilización. TRATADO DE COOPERACION AMAZONICA 
- Native people left a legacy that contributed to the discovery of the value of the species for medicinal purposes; it is currently used, although at incipient levels, to fight skin diseases and reduce cholesterol, glucose and uric acid levels in the blood (Silva Filho, 1998; Pardo, 2004).
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