Goodbye, peas and carrots—try growing these unusual, and lesser-known, vegetables
Origin: High elevations of South America
Definition: This member of the tomato family produces small, husk-wrapped fruit that pop a sweet yet acidic punch.
Synonyms: Golden berry in South Africa; Ground cherry in the US; Aguaymanto in Peru
Uses: Wait until the fruit falls from the plants to harvest. Unwrap the paper covering and eat fresh, or make them into jam.
Grow it: Treat it just like an annual tomato plant sans the need for support. The rambling plant will reach 2-3 feet and give you berries all summer. Seeds from Trade Winds Fruit (tradewindsfruit.com).