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Tomato 'Vorlon' ripe fruit, Aug 2018 ©Kelly
Tomato 'Vorlon', Aug 2015 ©Kelly
Tomato 'Vorlon', June 29 2015 ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2015, 2018

Accession: 80

Seed Source: Received from a private donor.


2018 Much better yield this year! I grew in ground and in large containers, and the in-ground plants definitely did much better in terms of growth and fruit production. Very tasty fruit, irregular, with a tart but well rounded flavour. Excellent fruit set, with minimal blossom drop with our high heat. Large fruit, benefits from caging or very strong staking. 8 lb/plant.
2015 I grew this a previous year and had a much better yield, so I'm not sure if it was just a bummer seedling, or perhaps the lower humidity (I last grew it in Victoria, BC). Tart and meaty fruit. Blossom drop in high heat. Approx 3.5 lb/plant.

Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate

Vine Growth Habit: Intermediate

Plant size: Medium (4 ft)

Leaf type: Potato

Leaf Coverage: Good

Maturity: Midseason (80 days)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Brown/black

Flesh colour: Brown

Fruit Shape: Oblate

Fruit Fasciation: Slight

Fruit Firmness: Soft

Fruit Set: Excellent

Average Fruit Diameter: 3.5"

Average Fruit Length: 2.5"

Average Fruit Weight: 170 gr

Affliction Observations

Other Observations


  • Stabilized accidental cross between [Cherokee Purple] x Pruden's Purple that appeared in the garden of Joe Fisher of Winterport, Maine, USA in the 1990's.
  • Named after a race of aliens from the show Babylon 5.