Tomato Balconi Red

Red Cherry heritage tomato on compact determinate plants.

Description

Acquired through the 2018 seed swap, this cultivar is common on the web. Its a short (12 inch) determinate cherry tomato, similar in description to Tiny Tim, Micro Tom, Red Robin and others.

We'll grow this and a couple of others to do a straight comparison.

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Cherry
  • Fruit Shape: Round
  • Fruit Size: Small
  • Fruit Colour: Red
  • Flesh Colour: Red
  • Plant Type: Determinate
  • Seed Type: Heritage
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Early (55+ days))
  • Taste: Sweet
  • Fruit per Truss: N/A
  • Truss Spacing: N/A
  • Alternatives: Red Robin
  • Our Source: 2018 Seed Swap

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    Tomato Black and Brown Boar

    A stripy black standard sized open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants.

    Description

    From the 2018 Seed Swap

    According to the web, this was found in a row of Green Zebra at Wild Boar Farms. Its interesting how many varieties have come from Green Zebra, it must be slightly unstable. Its available from a number of sources in the US but there don't seem to be any commercial suppliers in the UK.

    Quick Facts

    • Fruit Type: Standard
    • Fruit Shape: Round/Pointed
    • Fruit Size: Medium
    • Fruit Colour: Black/Brown Stripe
    • Flesh Colour: Dark
    • Plant Type: Indeterminate
    • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
    • Leaf Type: Regular
    • Time to Ripe: Mid
    • Taste: Average/Rich
    • Fruit per Truss: 2-6
    • Truss Spacing: 12-18 inches
    • Alternatives:
    • Our Source: 2018 Seed Swap

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    Tomato Black Vernissage

    A stripy black standard sized open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants.

    Description

    From the 2018 Seed Swap

    According to the web, its a stripey black Russian cultivar, similar to Black Zebra. However, we'll have to see which we prefer.

    Quick Facts

    • Fruit Type: Standard
    • Fruit Shape: Round/Pointed
    • Fruit Size: Medium
    • Fruit Colour: Black/Red Stripe
    • Flesh Colour: Dark
    • Plant Type: Indeterminate
    • Seed Type: Open Pollinated?
    • Leaf Type: Regular
    • Time to Ripe: Mid
    • Taste: Average/Rich
    • Fruit per Truss: 2-6
    • Truss Spacing: 12-18 inches
    • Alternatives:
    • Our Source: 2018 Seed Swap

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    Tomato German Red Strawberry

    Large oxheart red open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants.

    Description

    From the 2018 Seedswap, I'll grow this in 2019 and complete the details when I have them.

    It sounds a bit like Sunset's Red Horizon, strawberry shaped, large and with few seeds. However, we shall see.

    According to the web, its an heritage tomato first introduced in the seed catalogues around 1933.

    Quick Facts

    • Fruit Type: Beefsteak
    • Fruit Shape: Heart/Strawberry
    • Fruit Size: 8+ ounces
    • Fruit Colour: Red
    • Flesh Colour: Red
    • Plant Type: Indeterminate
    • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
    • Leaf Type: Regular
    • Time to Ripe: Late
    • Taste: Average
    • Fruit per Truss: 4-6
    • Truss Spacing: 18 inches
    • Alternatives:
    • Our Source: 2018 Seed Swap

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    Tomato Giallo d’Iverno

    A red Cherry open pollinated tomato on Indeterminate plants

    Description

    From the 2018 Seed Swap, I'm not exactly sure what this will be. I haven't been able to find this precise on on the web anywhere (although it was in my database by name but note description so I must have found it somewhere in the past).

    So, I think it will possibly be a determinate, grape shaped cultivar. However, we shall see.

    See here for our full list

    Quick Facts

    • Fruit Type: Cherry
    • Fruit Shape: Grape
    • Fruit Size: Small
    • Fruit Colour: Red
    • Flesh Colour: Red
    • Plant Type: Determinate
    • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
    • Leaf Type: Regular
    • Time to Ripe: Mid
    • Taste: Sweet
    • Fruit per Truss: 10-20
    • Truss Spacing: 12-15 inches
    • Alternatives:
    • Our Source: 2018 Seed Swap

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    Prices given are for a packet of seeds (and may be wrong) different suppliers have different numbers of seeds in a packet.

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      Tomato King George

      Medium sized red heritage tomato on an indeterminate plant.

      Description

      From the 2018 Seed Swap.

      Described on the web as a 1930's cultivar grown extensively in Kenilworth Warwickshire. Now the problem that I have with Commercial Cultivars that fall out of fashion is that is usually a reason - poor flavour, growth, volume or such like. Unlike family heritage varieties which survive because they have some feature that makes people go to the effort of maintaining them, commercial varieties need to be transported well rather than having a worthwhile flavour.

      However, we will see in 2019.

      Quick Facts

      • Fruit Type: Standard
      • Fruit Shape: Round
      • Fruit Size: 1.5-2.5 inches
      • Fruit Colour: Red
      • Flesh Colour: Red
      • Plant Type: Indeterminate
      • Seed Type: Heritage
      • Leaf Type: Regular
      • Time to Ripe: Early
      • Taste: Sweet/Acidic
      • Fruit per Truss: 4-8
      • Truss Spacing: 12-15 inches
      • Alternatives:
      • Our Source: 2018 Seed Swap

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      Tomato Livingston’s Favourite

      Medium sized red heritage tomato on an indeterminate plant.

      Description

      From the 2018 Seed Swap.

      This is described across the web as a very old variety (introduced in 1883) in the Livingston Seed Catalogue. Said to have good flavour, etc. so we will see how it compares to others.

      Quick Facts

      • Fruit Type: Standard
      • Fruit Shape: Round
      • Fruit Size: 1.5-2.5 inches
      • Fruit Colour: Red
      • Flesh Colour: Red
      • Plant Type: Indeterminate
      • Seed Type: Heritage
      • Leaf Type: Regular
      • Time to Ripe: Early
      • Taste: Sweet/Acidic
      • Fruit per Truss: 4-8
      • Truss Spacing: 12-15 inches
      • Alternatives: Bloody Butcher, Quedlinger Frue Liebe, Stupice
      • Our Source: 2018 Seed Swap

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      Tomato Micro Tom

      Red Cherry heritage tomato on compact indeterminate plants.

      Description

      Received from the 2018 Seed Swap.

      Sounds much like Tiny Tim in that its a very small plant with lots of average cherry sized (rather than currant sized) tomatoes. More information & pictures as we grow it through 2019.

      Quick Facts

      • Fruit Type: Cherry
      • Fruit Shape: Round
      • Fruit Size: Small (but variable)
      • Fruit Colour: Red
      • Flesh Colour: Red
      • Plant Type: Indeterminate (but best grown as bush)
      • Seed Type: Heritage
      • Leaf Type: Regular
      • Time to Ripe: Early (55+ days))
      • Taste: Sweet
      • Fruit per Truss: N/A
      • Truss Spacing: N/A
      • Alternatives: Red Robin, Tiny Tim
      • Our Source: 2018 Seed Swap

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      Prices given are for a packet of seeds (and may be wrong) different suppliers have different numbers of seeds in a packet.

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      Tomato Moskowsi Ultra Skorospelyi

      I can't find any description of this tomato on the web

      Description

      From the 2018 Seed Swap. A complete unknown.

      Quick Facts

      • Fruit Type: Standard
      • Fruit Shape: Round
      • Fruit Size: 1.5-2.5 inches
      • Fruit Colour: Red
      • Flesh Colour: Red
      • Plant Type: Indeterminate
      • Seed Type:
      • Leaf Type:
      • Time to Ripe: Early
      • Taste: Sweet/Acidic
      • Fruit per Truss: 4-8
      • Truss Spacing: 12-15 inches
      • Alternatives:
      • Our Source: 2018 Seed Swap

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      Tomato Pink Moineau/Petit Moineau

      Small Red Cherry tomato on Indeterminate plants.

      Description

      From the 2018 Seed Swap. This page will be updated as we find out more information.

      The web describes it as having small currant tomatoes on an indeterminate vine. This concerns me slightly in that it sounds very similar to Peacevine which we grew in 2018 for the first (and last) time. Whilst the tiny tomatoes had a reasonable taste, they were hard to pick and split very easily which meant that (in all honesty) I won't be growing them again.

      However, we're always willing to try new cultivars so this will be on the list for 2019.

      Quick Facts

      • Fruit Type: Small Cherry
      • Fruit Shape: Round
      • Fruit Size: 1/2 inch
      • Fruit Colour: Red
      • Flesh Colour: Red
      • Plant Type: Indeterminate
      • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
      • Leaf Type: Regular
      • Time to Ripe: Early/Mid (65-70 days)
      • Taste: Acid/sharp
      • Fruit per Truss: 10-20
      • Truss Spacing: 15-18 inches
      • Alternatives: Peacevine
      • Our Source: 2018 Seed Swap

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