This plant is in the nightshade family, native to warm temperate and subtropical regions throughout the world. It produces small orange fruit similar in size, shape and structure to a small tomato, but partly or fully enclosed in a large papery husk. These plants grow in most soil types and do very well in poor soils and in pots. They need lots of water, except when fruiting. Plant 3-6 weeks before last frost, or transplant when 4" tall. Full sun, 70 - 90 days to harvest, 2-6 feet tall. Its uses are similar to the common tomato or to fruits with a refreshing taste. Once extracted from its husk, it may be eaten raw or used in salads, desserts, as a flavoring, and in jams and jellies. They can also be dried and eaten much like figs, apricots or grapes.