Sara's Galapagos Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme
Here is the Sara's Galapagos Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme. This tomato originates from Galapagos Islands and was brought back by Amy Goldman and her daughter Sara Goldman. Carolyn Male requested that Amy bring back some of the wild tomatoes from the islands and so she did but they were not the golden varieties Carolyn was expecting. This is an interspecies cross most likely a cross between a S. pimpinellifolium x S. cheesmanii which is a stable variety according to Dr. Chatelet at the Tomato Genetics Resource Center at University of California. Solanum pimpinellifolium has been well known to have invaded the Galapagos Islands centuries ago. The fruits are a current type with a red skin and red flesh inside that gets to about .5 inches round and weighing around .25 oz. The thing about this variety is the plants can be difficult to grow and don't get as large as regular pimps! Plants can get to 5 feet tall and bushy in really good soil but plants tend to get to 3.5 feet tall. Great for salads, eating fresh and for tomato sauce! Open pollinated indeterminate regular leaf mid season 65-78 days.
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