Crop: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)
Breeder: Tevis Robertson-Goldberg Crab Apple Farm
OSSI Pledge Date: 12/15/2016
Release Date: 12/15/2016
Bred for Organic Systems: No
Commercial Availability: Yes
Variety Type: Finished Variety
A very sweet, pink, crack-resistant pointy-oblong vigorous indeterminate cherry tomato that is early and productive. Originated as a sister to Honeydrop in the early years of that breeding project, that we decided was too good to cull, even though we were aiming for an orange cherry tomato. It was the sweetest cherry tomato we had grown, until Anona’s Sunset came along. It has developed a following among our farmer’s market customers. Has a thicker skin and firmer texture than most, which are both positive traits in this instance. Selected for flavor, crack resistance, vigor, and disease resistance in Western Massachusetts, both in field and hoophouse conditions. This variety is more prone to crossing than most tomatoes. Seems to be parthenocarpic, as fruit often have few, and occasionally no, seeds. We see it set fruit reliably in both cool and hot (poorly ventilated hoophouse) conditions. Bred by Tevis Robertson-Goldberg, named by Anona Robertson-Goldberg (at age 4).