Home Stoop

Crop: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)

Use/Type: Standard

Breeder: Frank Morton Wild Garden Seed

OSSI Pledge Date: 1/30/2017

Release Date: 1/30/2017

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


“Stupice’ was introduced to the US by Abundant Life Seed Foundation along with a number of other East European varieties circa 1980, and immediately found a home on every mountain homestead in the Northwest. Damp hardy and cool adapted, it delivered great flavor and results in marginal situations, but the fruits were small. ‘Homestead’ was once a commercial variety in Florida, an exact opposite of the Northwest climate and soil. It came to us as a free seed packet with a subscription to National Gardening magazine. I liked the size and flavor, and soon a cross was born. I’ve called the variety I stabilized out of that cross’Home Stoop’ for years. Vines to 6-7′, somewhat flattened fruits can reach 4″” across, with a cross section netted with small juicy locules. Great slicer. Farm Original Variety!”

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