A pointed, red and yellow striped open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants.
Now, this was a wonderful surprise. We acquired the seed in 2016 via a seed swap and had never seen or tasted anything like them. The small(ish) (2 inch long) elongated pointed fruit are not like anything we’ve seen before (there are probably others but this was a first for us).
It was bred by Fred Hempel in California and released into the market in 2011. Not only are the yellow/red stripe fruits unusual in appearance but the flesh is also pink/yellow and the flavour is outstanding. Mildly Sweet and with complex flavours in the background it immediately struck our grandchildren as something nice to eat. They are best eaten on their own (they’re too delicate for cooking and get swamped by other sharper flavours if you eat them in a salad).
It cropped relatively heavily with many fruit on a truss. The plant itself was somewhat uncontrollable, with many vines growing in all directions.
A tomato we have grown again and would recommend you to try.
Its one of the “Artisan” family of seeds and at least Pink Tiger is as good as this so life gets better..
- Fruit Type: Salad
- Fruit Shape: Oval/Pointed
- Fruit Size: Small/Medium
- Fruit Colour: Red/Yellow Striped
- Flesh Colour: Pink/Yellow
- Plant Type: Indeterminate
- Leaf Type: Regular
- Seed Type: Open Pollinated
- Ripe Days: Mid
- Taste: Sweet/Mild
- Our Source: 2016 Seed Swap
- Origin: USA – Fred Hempel
- Alternatives: None
- Fruit per Truss: 10-15
- Truss Spacing: 12-18 inches