Tomato King George (Kennilworth)

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.

Having grown it, its like most commercial tomatoes, not particularly rich in flavour (even when fully ripe) so (with all due respect to the breeders) its “just another” red standard sized tomato with nothing to make it more desirable that any of the others. Not a disappointment, just “more of the same”.

Kenilworth/King George 2019

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Standard
  • Fruit Shape: Round
  • Fruit Size: 1.5-2 inches
  • Fruit Colour: Red
  • Flesh Colour: Red
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Seed Type: commercial heritage open-pollinated
  • Ripe Days: Early (55-65 days)
  • Taste: Sweet & Acid
  • Our Source: 2018 Seed Swap
  • Origin: UK
  • Alternatives: All the standard red tomatoes
  • Fruit per Truss: 4-8
  • Truss Spacing: 12-15 inches

We haven’t found a commercial source for this cultivar. If you find one, let us know.

Updated: 17/01/2021

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