At this time of year, I look through my boxes of seeds wondering whether I stick to the ones I’ve got or whether I should try to buy some new, different ones. My database (well spreadsheet) of tomato seed cultivars is a list of 6,000+ names, most of which its impossible to find a commercial…… Continue reading The best place to get your seeds?
A black cherry tomato on indeterminate vines. Description Another cultivar from the 2019 seed swap that we grew for the first time in 2021. It sounded similar to brown berry or black cherry but the shape was very different and we ended up with something much more like Black Plum (although the colour was a…… Continue reading Tomato Black Mauri (Black Moor)
A standard Red tomato on Indeteminate vines Description Another of the selection from the 2019 seed swap that we didn’t have the space to grow, this heritage cultivar is said to be a selection from Ailsa Craig with very similar properties but without the greenback problems. If that’s the case then (unfortunately) it goes on…… Continue reading Tomato Craigella
A red standard sized heritage/open pollinated tomato on indeterminate vines. Description Another of the tomatoes from the 2019 seed swap that we didn’t have space to grow in 2020 so the description comes from the web, not our own experience. Said to be a German commercial variety from the 1900s and a cross between Danish…… Continue reading Tomato Lukullus
An early red slightly flattened round tomato on Indeterminate vines. Description From the 2019 Seed Swap, again this is one of the cultivars we grew for the first time in 2021. The various sources on the web suggest that it was developed by the Vavilov institute in Moscow in the early 1970s (which if true…… Continue reading Tomato Moskovich (Moskvich)
An Orange Plum tomato on Semi Determinate Plants Description From the 2019 Seed Swap, another of those grown for the first time in 2021.. Its described as a Orange Plum tomato with two inch fruits with few seeds which is good for cooking and sauces. It is said to be a cross between Yellow Brandywine…… Continue reading Tomato Roughwood Golden Plum
Yellow Cherry Indeterminate tomato – similar to Oleron Yellow and others. Description This tomato comes to us from the 2019 seed swap. There were so many seeds swapped that we didn’t have space to grow it in 2020 and grew it for the first time in 2021. Looking around the descriptions on the web, it…… Continue reading Tomato Sun Baby