The Salty Beach Tomatoes

Beach tomatos swaying in the breeze at Sakonnet Point in Little Compton, Rhode Island

A common sight on any New England beach is the beach tomato plant. This is actually an invasive species of Rose (Rosa_rugosa) that originates from Asia, but now occupies just about every beach along the coast of the north eastern United States! The rose hips resemble that of small tomatoes, but definitely shouldn’t be eaten!

Beach tomatos swaying in the breeze at Sakonnet Point in Little Compton, Rhode Island
Beach tomatoes swaying in the breeze at Sakonnet Point in Little Compton, Rhode Island

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One thought on “The Salty Beach Tomatoes

  1. I mistook it for Rose hips at first. Rose hips are used to make lots of edible stuff.
    Apparently the Salty Beach Tomatoes can be used for edible stuff too. I copied this from the Norwegian Wikipedia article:

    “petals can be used in salads and desserts, but it has too little oil for oil production. Otherwise nips widely used for marmelade and soups. The hips are very vitamin-rich, and they include A, B1, B2, C (1-2%) and K vitamins, they also have a slight laxative effect.”

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