The greenish yellow skin takes on a creamier hue and the white flesh turns yellow when fully ripe.
Tzimbalo can endure temperatures as low as the mid 20s [F] for short duration's, but does best in warmer climates. Leaf drop usually occurs even after a brief chill. It does do well in greenhouses in cooler regions.
The plant itself is a shrub that reaches 1 to 3 feet in height. The fruits are born in clusters and ripen to a pale greenish yellow with purplish streaks.
Considered part of the nightshade family along with tomatoes and eggplants and should be kept in the same temperature range when grown indoors.
Germination Period 20 to 25 days
Fertilize as you would tomatoes only when flowering has begun.
Susceptible to any diseases that effect nightshades. Also prone to feeding by aphids, white flies, spider mites and some beetles.