Tomato Latah

Medium sized red open pollinated tomato on determinate plants.


Latah is one of the regular/small early tomatoes that grow on semi-determinate plants. This means that the plant doesn’t actually grow very tall and is usually quite sprawling and is best grown with a number of cordons rather than trying to grow it as a single cordon.

It was bred at the University of Idaho, Moscow, Latah County, Idaho (which leads to confusion) theoretically by a Dr Boe. However, my searches for them can’t find any such person or dates as to when the tomato may have been developed.

We grew this cultivar in 2014, the fruit were variable in size but early and tasty.

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Small Standard
  • Fruit Shape: Round
  • Fruit Size: 1.5-3 inch
  • Fruit Colour: Red
  • Flesh Colour: Red
  • Plant Type: Semi-Determinate
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated?
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Early
  • Taste: Standard Tomato
  • Fruit per Truss: 6-8
  • Truss Spacing: N/A
  • Alternatives: Bloody Butcher
  • Our Source: Heritage Harvested Seed

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    Updated: 08/01/2024