When my mom pinched a leaf off my basil plant yesterday, she said the vibrant taste transported her to Florida in the 1950s, when she used to eat a fruit with a taste and smell akin to the basil. She doesn't know the name and says she hasn't seen one since she first rode in an Edsel, but here's how she remembers it:
Orange-red, ridged like a pumpkin, skin like a tomato, the size of a cherry tomato. She picked it from a shrub (as opposed to a vine), and she can't say with certainty that it wasn't toxic.
Mom, are you thinking of this?
I hope not, because that's homemade vegan candy corn.
Can anyone name that fruit?