Tomato Earliana

A large round red tomato on shortish indeterminate plants

Description

A compact indeterminate (about 3-4ft), regular leafed red standard sized tomato developed in about 1900 by George Sparks of Salem, New Jersey and released by Johnson and Stokes. It was developed as growers tried to bring the earliest tomato to market.

We grew this for the first time in 2017 and it kept to its name producing quite large fruit early on in the season.  The trusses need support to help the weight of fruit per truss. We didn’t find it particularly compact but found that the heavy fruit needed support (it snapped the main stem when it collapsed whilst we were away for a couple of days). They cropped early and went on for a while. A good, prolific tomato for cooler growing regions such as the UK. We’ll grow this again.

Earliana
Earliana
Earliana

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Standard
  • Fruit Shape: Round
  • Fruit Size: 4-5 ounce
  • Fruit Colour: Red
  • Flesh Colour: Red
  • Plant Type: Compact Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Heritage
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Early/Mid (55-70 days)
  • Taste: Good/Sweet
  • Fruit per Truss:4-6
  • Truss Spacing: 15 inches
  • Alternatives: Red Brandywine
  • Our Source: Seed Savers Exchange

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