Fantome Du Laos

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Tomato 'Fantome Du Laos'. ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2009

Accession: 21

Seed Source: Dan & Val McMurray in Wynndel, BC.

Comments:

2009 Mostly notable for it's long-keeping properties. This tomato will keep months in a root cellar (or somewhere similar) after it has been picked off the vine (a friend of mine said hers lasted until February when picked in the preceding September). Flavour is pretty standard for a white tomato - a bit bland, but not bad. If it's a choice between one of these stored tomatoes and something you buy in the supermarket in the dead of winter though, it's no contest, 'Fantome Du Laos' is definitely a better option.


Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate

Vine Growth Habit: Erect

Plant size: Large (4ft - 4.5ft)

Leaf type: Regular

Leaf Coverage: Good

Maturity: Mid (80 days)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: White

Flesh colour: White/light yellow

Fruit Shape: Oblate

Fruit Fasciation: Slight Fasciation

Fruit Firmness: Firm

Fruit Set: Good

Average Fruit Diameter: 3.5

Average Fruit Length: 2.5"

Average Fruit Weight: 300g (10oz)

Other Observations

  • Crack resistant
  • Heat/humidity resistant.

History

  • Heirloom from Laos.
  • The story with this tomato is that it will glow in the dark when ghosts are present.

Also Known As

  • Ghost of Laos