Rare Perennial Everglades Tomato Grows all Year in South Florida

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Southern J Ranch in West Palm Beach, Florida to share with you the Everglades tomato, a r…

25 Responses to “Rare Perennial Everglades Tomato Grows all Year in South Florida”

  1. Awesome video, I live in a pretty hot climate in Southern California and
    your videos has encouraged me to grow my own food, I have already started
    to grow my own strawberries and even a tomato plant 

  2. As a multi-generation Floridian that’s family has farmed for generations
    here I still had never even heard of this wild Florida native tomato but I
    know that growing flavorful tomatoes here in our climate especially in the
    summer months can be a real challenge but these have developed despite of
    it. Thanks for sharing and Wow, you are the most intense YouTube gardening
    presenter I have seen! – Great Stuff…

  3. I just have to comment on his statement “the common grapes that they grow
    in California”. There is NOTHING common about California grapes. They are
    ubiquitous, diversified and probably the best grapes for both eating and
    wine making in the world. Consider that by far most of the European grapes
    were wiped out by the phylloxera blight in the mid 1800s and most of the
    grapes now grown in Europe are California grapes that were reintroduced and
    resistance root stock. Southern grapes R not grapes.

  4. I lived in the West Palm Beach area and never knew about this farm. Wish I
    could jump in a time machine and go to this place. Otherwise I can’t afford
    to go.

  5. I have these tomato plants, they are awesome, and I usually don’t eat fresh
    tomatoes but these are so good! Awesome for salads

  6. i live in south florida…just ordered some seeds from them
    (tomatoes)…awesome…john got really excited on this one.

  7. The tomato origionally was native to South America however Indians brought
    it out of there to North America1 It is most likely some ancient
    Indians-Arawak/Lucayan/Taino/Tequesta Indians most likely brought it here
    to south Florida!

  8. Stone's Throw Organics Reply November 28, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Check out these Florida loving plants
    Includes the Everglades Tomato
    Rare Perennial Everglades Tomato Grows all Year in South Florida

  9. Watch out for awesome puns and better recommendations on
    native/SoFla-friendly edible plans. :D #Floridafarms #Evergladestomato
    #growyourown 

  10. Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens Reply November 28, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    You can call them at (561) 312-6205, they are by appointment only.

  11. Thks for the video John! Your the BEST! I needed lots of Laughs today and
    Loved the Info! :-) Eat Well, Be Well!!

  12. To bad they not the hottest pepper anymore

  13. Hey John You Should Tell Us The Prices

  14. I started growin everglade tomato a lil while ago…im a south fl man
    myself.

  15. MyInspiredCreation Reply November 29, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Awesome vid, John! That place is like 45minutes north of where I live!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  16. I think I have those everglade tomatoes. I found a bunch of lil plants
    growing in the backyard. I couldn’t see them just die this winter. So I
    potted them up and put them on my porch greenhouse. They are thriving! Now
    I know what their name is. thanks

  17. Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens Reply November 29, 2013 at 4:12 am

    In what situation? It may have some value in certain instances, but in
    general, I don’t recommend it.

  18. I want to get some seeds of ghost pepper… Where and how can I get them?

  19. Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens Reply November 29, 2013 at 5:12 am

    If you freeze, they will not be :(

  20. Love youre videos. I live in Las Vegas and grow lettuce ,spinach and other
    herbs to cook with .Condo with no yard of my own but i make do.

  21. And the taste?? Oh man … nothing like it.

  22. I discovered your show while researching Scarlet Runner beans today, and
    have enjoyed this episode. You have encouraged me to do more research into
    annuals (and perennials) that are naturalized to Central Texas.

  23. These tomatoes do taste great, nice strong tomato taste , its like ketchup
    without the salt, my two year old would pick them and eat them right off
    the plant. I am in the tropics and have tried to grow “normal” varieties,
    they all got attacked by bugs and mildew, but not the everglades tomatoes,
    they even reseeded on a rooftop container, I have no idea how they could
    survive, I didn’t even water them.

  24. Has there been any trails of using EWT for grafting rootstock for heirlooms
    ?

  25. SockPuppetCommentary Reply November 29, 2013 at 8:22 am

    HAHAHA 10:40 “Weed! Weed! WEED!”