There was a lot of discussion recently about Kumato and I've been keen to try one.
I was at the Caboolture Markets a few weeks back and bought a Tomatillo plant ($1 in a tube - big outlay!), having forgotten that it was the Kumato that I wanted to try (so many similar names - kumato, tomato, tomatillo, tamarillo - Petunias are members of the solonaceae family too!).
Anyway, while there was initial disappointment that I didn't have the Kumato (which won't grow true anyway) I'm now thrilled to have the Tomatillo which is growing great guns.
Looks very similar to the Cape Gooseberry but this plant is outgrowing the CG easily. Below: Tomatillo on the right, CG on the left.
Who's had experience growing/eating these that they can share with me please? And what happened about the Russian Pineapple - anyone growing?
Hmm. I did post a response correcting "Russian" to Cossak Pineapple - not sure where it's gone.
This is a link to the original discussion on all things Chinese Gooseberry like:
Was hunting for something else and came across this description of different types of Tomatillo - some are huge! They call one the Pineapple Tomatillo (referring to the flavour) which must be the Cossack Pineapple.