Silvery Fir Tree

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Tomato 'Silvery Fir Tree', August 2017. ©Kelly
Tomato 'Silvery Fir Tree', leaves & flowers. June 2017. ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017

Accession: 126

Seed Source: Seed bank stock. Original seed donated by Meighan M. from New Westminster, BC.

Comments:

2017 Slightly delayed due to higher temps this year and being out in the hottest part of my garden. A good stand-by as usual other than that. 5 lbs/plant.
2009 Determinate variety with gorgeous delicate leaves, with a slight silver tone. Good for growing as an ornamental alone. Good production, 3" in diameter meaty fruit, excellent taste. Very compact plant, about 18" tall, doesn't require staking. Good container tomato.


Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Determinate

Vine Growth Habit: Intermediate

Plant size: Small (1.25-1.5ft)

Leaf type: Other (carrot-like)

Leaf Coverage: Heavy

Maturity: Mid (70 days)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Red

Flesh colour: Red

Fruit Shape: Oblate

Fruit Fasciation: Smooth

Fruit Firmness: Firm

Fruit Set: Excellent

Average Fruit Diameter: 3"

Average Fruit Length: 1.5"

Average Fruit Weight: 85-100 gr

Other Observations

  • Excellent in containers
  • Will set fruit at lower temperatures, but it does suffer a bit
  • Does well in hot climates

History

  • Traditional Russian variety introduced to North America in 1990.

Also Known As

  • Carrot-Like
  • Morkovnyi (Carrot-like in Russian)
  • Varen Blad