Last year I grew a Litchi Tomato that is still growing and going strong. What a specimen that plant is -- covered in spines, the ultimate protection from predators, including humans! It's even stronger this 2nd year, survived many below 20 degree nights all winter long, and right now it is covered in blooms.
Definitely in the night shade family, right?
The small berries are very sweet, although full of seeds. If I ever got enough of them it might be better suited to jelly or jam of some type.
This year I'm focusing on a few interesting new spinach varieties in the garden. I've had some success and plenty of failure. I ordered some of these unusual seeds from an Etsy vendor, but have had almost no luck in germination with them, so I probably won't order from them again.
This is the Good King Henry spinach I had read about and was anxious to try. Out of 12 pods only one has germinated. Not very good results. Its a perennial, so if I can keep this one alive, maybe I can get them going.
Another new green for me this year is New Zealand spinach, also known as Botony Bay spinach. I've only had one germinate out of 12 on this one too, although I read that it is very slow to germinate, so I'm going to give the others a little more time.
Planted on 3/10/15 and didn't emerge until 4/22/15. That's pretty slow!
And finally I've got another new spinach, a Green Stemmed Malabar Spinach. These did fairly well, and I've got those going in a big tub by the fence, since they will be climbers.
Are you trying anything new or unusual in your garden this year?