Post Office Spoonful Tomato
Here is the Post Office Spoonful Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum. This tomato originates from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA. Here is the history as described on seed savers website: "When she was a girl, Pittsburgh folk singer Cathasaigh encountered a very old man planting tomato plants in front of a post office. The man explained that seeds of these tomatoes had been brought over by his grandmother from Italy, and the tomato had been grown by his family for generations. The man was getting too old to garden, so he planted his last seedlings in front of the post office. It was his hope that people would taste the tomatoes, like them, and plant the seeds so this wonderful tomato could continue. His term for the currant tomatoes was "spoonfuls." Cathasaigh tasted, liked, and planted the tomato for years, naming it "Post Office Spoonful." She gave seeds to Nancy Carr, who grew them out and sent them to you.". The fruits are currant sized small round cherry type with a deep red skin and orange flesh inside that gets to about .5 to .6 inches round and weighting around .25 oz. and have a balance of sweet and tangy but not to sweet. The thing about this variety is it's not a pimpinellifolium but a lycopersicum which is very rare for a lycopersicum to have such small fruits! Plants can get to 6 feet tall in really good soil but plants tend to get to 4 feet tall. Great for salads, fresh eating and for tomato sauce! Open pollinated indeterminate regular leaf mid season 65-75 days.
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