Wild Hairy Tomato Type 2
Here is the Wild Hairy Tomato Type 2, Lycopersicon hirsutum f. typicum, syn. Solanum habrochaites. There are 2 variations of this tomato, a non-hairy plant but hairy fruit type and a hairy plant and hairy fruit type. This listing is for the hairy plant and hairy fruit type. This wild tomato originates from the Andes in Ecuador to Peru in forests at altitude 1,333 to 12,000 feet ASL. This Indeterminate perennial has pinnate hard hairy leaves and stems that grows to about 20 feet long but can grow bigger in southern USA. Flowers are very large ranging from 1 to 2 inches across! Plants are also said to be very cold hardy and can withstand some frost. Fruits are about .5 inch sized, green-white, with dark green stripe on bottom of the tomatoes that have a fuzzy skin and is a heavy producing variety and is often pickled by locals. We found this variety to be resistant to powdery mildew, early blight, bacterial speck and many other diseases. The fruits are edible but may contain some alkaloids when unripe. This species tends to handle colder climates and grows well in higher latitudes. Open pollinated Indeterminate perennial mid to late season pinnate leaf 75 97 days.
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