A pointed, red and pink striped open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants.
We got this from the 2017 seed swap (possibly from the same source as Blush Tiger) and again it was a pleasant surprise (well, less of a surprise following Blush last year).
I presume its part of the family of tomatoes bred by Fred Hempel in California and released into the market in 2011. The pink/red stripe fruits are the same shape as Blush and but the flesh is pink with a similar (as far as I remember) outstanding flavour. 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 similarly 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. If the rest are all this good, life is better.
- Fruit Type: Salad
- Fruit Shape: Oval/Pointed
- Fruit Size: Small/Medium
- Fruit Colour: Pink/Red Stripe
- Flesh Colour: Pink
- Plant Type: Indeterminate
- Seed Type: Open Pollinated?
- Leaf Type: Regular
- Time to Ripe: Mid
- Taste: Sweet/Mild Complex
- Fruit per Truss: 10-15
- Truss Spacing: 12-18 inches
- Alternatives: Blush
- Our Source: 2017 Seed Swap