Solanum phlomoides 'Wild Tomato' Seeds

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Solanum phlomoides 'Wild Tomato' - 8x Seeds

Bush tomatoes are Australia’s only native group of solanums and are distinct from most common members of the solanum family. Their sweet, richly flavoured fruit is held on deciduous perennial branches, and they grow well in dry, arid conditions.

Bush food:  Fruit of S. phlomoides appears to be edible after the removal of seeds and roasting or sundrying.

Germination: Recommended seed pre-treatment is smoke, requires light for germination.

Seed Starting Method

Solanum phlomoides 'Wild Tomato' seeds are only a few millimeters in size. As a general rule Solanum phlomoides 'Wild Tomato' seed should be sown to the depth of the seed. 

Although most Australian native/ endemic seed can be sown throughout the seasons across Australia it is advisable to sow in Spring or Summer in colder regions. The optimum temperate to ensure the best possible germination rate for sowing many Australian native/ endemic species is around 18-22°C.  

Smoke treatment recommended

Sowing Depth

Requires light to germinate. Press the seeds into the surface of your potting mix.
The seed will lodge in the pores of your seed starting mix once misted with water.

Growing Season

Spring & Autumn
Place in a warm sunny position and keep moist to avoid drying out.

Germination Time 10-40 days at around 18-22°C.
Hardiness Hardy 
Plant Spacing  N/A
Plant Height Small shrub
Planting Position Partial or full sun
Days Until Maturity  N/A
Growing tips

Seeds of many native/endemic species require specific conditions that mimic their natural habitat or specially formulated seed treatments, to break dormancy. 

Do not be to quick to discard pots that haven't yet shown signs of seed germination. Seeds will often lay dormant until conditions are optimal and will produce amazing results, long after they have been forgotten.

Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for most native species.

Research shows that many members of this species are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke, which mimocs an Australian bushfire. Although germination will may occur without smoke treatment it has proved be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates of this species.

Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken by applying to the surface after sowing.

Click this link to view our seed starting treatments specially designed for Australian Natives


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