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Maturity Midseason
Growth Habit Indeterminate
Leaf Type Regular Leaf
Fruit Colour Red
Fruit Shape Oblate, Pleated
Origin Unknown Origin

Tomato 'Parma' ripe fruit. Aug 2018.

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2018

Accession: 310

Seed Source: Received from Plant Gene Resources Canada (CN 17687)


2018 Very tart flavour, seems to struggle with high heat, but once the corn grew around it the sun scald was less of a problem. Will drop flowers in high heat. Interesting variety with quite variable fruit shape and size. Heavily ruffled, so no cracking or splitting. With cooler temps I probably would have gotten quite a bit bigger of a harvest, so may be good for cooler climates. 4 lbs/plant.

Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate

Vine Growth Habit: Sprawling

Plant size: Large (5.5ft)

Leaf type: Regular

Leaf Coverage: Fair

Maturity: Mid (80 days)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Red

Flesh colour: Red

Fruit Shape: Oblate/pleated

Fruit Fasciation: Extreme

Fruit Firmness: Medium

Fruit Set: Fair

Average Fruit Diameter: 2.5"

Average Fruit Length: 1.5"

Average Fruit Weight: 54g

Affliction Observations

  • Suffers from blossom drop in high heat

Other Observations

  • Needs very good caging or staking


  • Seed donated to Plant Gene Resources Canada in 1984.