Tomato Jumbo Jim Orange

Orange, Beefsteak, open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants.

Description

An excellent large orange beefsteak, similar in appearance to Summer Cider. However, its a regular leafed plant and the flavour doesn’t (in my opinion) have the depth of sweetness of Summer Cider.

We’re not sure of the history of this cultivar, like many varieties it appears in the Seed Savers catalogue during the early 1990s (but I think this is more due to the fact that saving tomato seeds was becoming popular around that time that anything to do with the history of the cultivar).

We grew this in 2013 and 2014 and it did well both years. However, we do prefer Summer Cider for taste (which gives us a problem in growing to keep the seed fresh as we have limited space).

Jumbo Jim Orange
Jumbo Jim Orange
Jumbo Jim Orange

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Beefsteak
  • Fruit Shape: Boat Shape
  • Fruit Size: Large
  • Fruit Colour: Orange
  • Flesh Colour: Orange
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Late
  • Taste: Sweet
  • Fruit per Truss: 4-6
  • Truss Spacing: 18 inches
  • Alternatives: Summer Cider
  • Our Source: Heritage Harvested Seed

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