Pumpkin tomatoes range in size from an apple up to the size of a pumpkin (hence the name), and can range from being spherical to slightly oblong in shape. The more oblong ones often share characteristics with Marmande tomatoes. The Pumpkin tomato is regarded as a botanical variety of the cultivated berry, Solanum lycopersicum var. Cucurbita. They are occasionally mixed up with peppers due to their size and the characteristic nitrogen stripes which cause the characteristic "pumpkin" ribs.
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- ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/3069.shtml
- ^ http://nomen.at/Lycopersicon%20esculentum%20var.%20cerasiforme
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