Tomato, Siberian (organic)
57-60 days from transplant. Dwarf sprawling plants with very early fruit set. Tomatoes are small, round to egg-shaped with smooth, orange-red skin and juicy, tangy and flavorful flesh. They average 3-5 ounces in weight, 2-3" in size, and they grow in clusters of thirty or more on bushy vines. Not the same as Siberia, which is inferior in all respects. Unlike most tomato cultivars, Siberian tomatoes do not require high temperatures to set fruit, needing just a few degrees above freezing in order to grow, hence they are a perfect choice for cooler regions and shorter growing seasons. Determinate. Packet of 25 seeds.
The Siberian tomato is native to Russia where it most likely adapted to the region’s shorter growing season. Introduced in America through SSE in 1984 by Will Bonsall, originally from the Lowden Collection.