I would like to share my experiment (last results) with crossing two rare Tamarillo species: Hardy tamarillo - Cyphomandra corymbiflora = Solanum corymbiflorum and Guava Tamarillo - C. fragrans = Solanum diploconos. The hybrid F1 created a few fruits. The hybrid connect the best features of its parents: is dioecious leaves, more frost hardy than C. fragrans and its fruits are better tasting than parents fruits.
|I year 2019 I made successful back crossing with both parents (I had
also success with crossing hybrid F1 with C. fragrans parent -
combination which failed in experiment of prof. Lynn Bohs in 90' years). |
|The hybrid F1 fruits|
|On the left C. corymbifora, on the right the hybrid F1 (C. cormbiflora x fragrans)|
|Over ripe fruits the hybrid F1(the fruits taste better than the parent - theuy are not astringet like C. corymbiflora, aromatic but not too acid, delicious)|