October 14, 2019

Hybrid of Hardy Tamarillo’s (Cyphomandra corymbiflora x fragrans) - part 3

On July 2019 I posted the photos of first flowers the hybrid of Hardy Tamarillo Cyphomandra corymbiflora (female parent) and male Guava Tamarillo C. fragrans = C. diploconos (male parent). Now the hybrid plants have young (immature yet) fruits. I am posting the photos of fruits and more photos of flowers. And on the and a few images of the parent plants. 
Hardy Tamarillo’s (Cyphomandra corymbiflora x fragrans) photos:
Immature hybrid fruit
The hybrid has saucer-shaped flowers (inetermediate to cup-shaped flowers of C. fragrans and star-shaped ones of C. corymbiflora). Young flowers are purple
Older flowers become almost white
The stem is characteristic maculated
The down part of trunk is not very swollen (resembles C. corybiflora one)

The lower leaves were lobed (similar to the ones of C. fragrans)
The upper leaves are no lobed. This is deciduous plant (as C. corybliflora, but lose the laeves later)
Young fruits (these fruits were created by hand pollination - backcrossing with C. corymbiflora)

The hybrid immature fruit
The comparison of fruits of C. corybiflora (strongly striped) and the hybrid
 Guava Tamarillo C. fragrans = C. diploconos (a few new fotos):


Hardy Tamarillo Cyphomandra corymbiflora (new photos):



Hybrid of Hardy Tamarillo’s (Cyphomandra corymbiflora x fragrans) - part 3

On July 2019 I posted the photos of first flowers the hybrid of Hardy Tamarillo Cyphomandra corymbiflora (female parent) and male Guava Ta...