Sophie's Choice

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Tomato 'Sophie's Choice'. ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2011, 2014, 2019, 2020

Accession: 128

Seed Source: Original seed purchased from Tatiana's TomatoBase.

Comments:

2020
2019 My plants in pots suffered this year, but my ones in the ground (in a drier area of the garden) did really well. Some aborted fruit later in the year with the torrential downpours, but all in all did very well in a bad year.
2014 Suffered a bit this year for me with the higher heat. Very little production this year. Better if grown in shade in pots in a year with hotter weather.
2011 Good all around tomato flavour, the real draw of this tomato is that it's great in containers, and excellent for short and cool seasons. Doesn't like to be too wet or hot, or leaves will curl and fruit will crack.


Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Determinate

Vine Growth Habit: Erect

Plant size: Small (1ft)

Leaf type: Regular

Leaf Coverage: Heavy

Maturity: Early (62 days)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Red

Flesh colour: Red

Fruit Shape: Oblate

Fruit Fasciation: Smooth

Fruit Firmness: Medium

Fruit Set: Good

Average Fruit Diameter: 3"

Average Fruit Length: 2.25"

Average Fruit Weight: 180g (6oz)

Affliction Observations

  • Moderate to severe radial cracking with inconsistent watering.
  • Suffers under high heat (30C+) - will drop blossoms or abort fruit.

Other Observations

  • Excellent in containers
  • Will set fruit at lower temperatures

History

  • Family heirloom originating from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.