This is a tomato with a bit of a mystery heritage. Originally collected in Peru and donated to the US National Germplasm bank, this identifier is only ‘Tomate’, of which several other varieties share – but this tomato is truly unique!
Small, light red/dark pink fruit that look like tiny, smooth beefstake tomatoes. Very juicy, and quite seedy, this variety has an interesting tart/earthy flavour that’s not quite like any other tomato I’ve had. Extremely high production, but requires a longer growing season. Doesn’t seem to mind heat or uneven watering at all. Fruits average about 22g (0.75 oz) and are best for fresh eating.
See the seed bank database entry here.
Indeterminate, regular leaf. 85 days from transplant.
Approximately 25 seeds per packet.
From 2018 harvest, germination tested in 2019.