|Teeny bird poop tomatoes|
They are like regular tomatoes in being vine-y and straggly and running amok. But their leaves seem to be more resistant to the tomato diseases we get here, like powdery mildew, which makes many tomato leaves turn whitish and shrivel up. Tomatoes are uncommonly difficult to grow here on Maui. They require some real effort to get a good crop, and the fruit flies also like to sting tomatoes.
It's a shame bird poop tomatoes are so small (about 1/2" in diameter) for the size of the plant. But I don't mind letting the tomatoes grow if I don't have anything better growing, and they are intensely tasty. But it's definitely not a productive use of garden space! On the other hand, if there were no gardeners on Maui and no access to garden variety tomato seeds, bird poop tomatoes would be the only ones growing.