We are very proud to announce that two of our new Cream of the Crop tomato varieties have won All-American Selections (AAS) awards for 2019!
All-American Selections is an independent vegetable and flower trialing organization. Each entry is judged by experts in their field. Every year, winners are chosen that have been evaluated in test gardens around North America and have been determined to be exceptional performers.
Red Torch F1 won a National AAS Award. From AAS: “Red Torch is a striped oblong tomato with 1.5” long fruits that weigh about 1.5 ounces. This hybrid is a very prolific early-season producer. The combination of excellent flavor, great texture, and high yields make this hybrid better than other varieties in the trendy niche market of striped tomatoes. Plants have been bred with excellent tolerance to environmental stresses like heat and harsh growing conditions. Fruits are borne on indeterminate vines that grow 5-6’ tall and ripen 60-70 days from transplanting. Judges were pleased with both the earliness and yield of this variety in addition to the unique skin coloration.” See the full writeup at all-americaselections.org/product/tomato-red-torch/.
Sparky XSL F1 won a Regional AAS Award. From AAS: “Sparky is one of the few X-tended Shelf Life (XSL) cherry tomatoes available to home gardeners. Sparky brags about being early to mature, prolific and very flavorful. Fruits are well suited for market growers and produce a large number of usable fruits per plant. You’ll enjoy gardening with these plants that have excellent tolerance to environmental stresses like heat and harsh growing conditions. Very sweet fruits have an average Brix score of 8.5. Round fruits weigh 1 ounce and are 1 inch in diameter. Indeterminate 5-6’ plants produce fruits 60-70 days from transplant.” See the full writeup at all-americaselections.org/product/tomato-sparky-xsl/.
Cream of the Crop Tomatoes is a joint project between A.P. Whaley Seed Company and Frogsleap Farm. The goal is to develop new lines of tomatoes with superior fruit quality, X-tended Shelf Life (XSL), and multiple-disease resistance. Our Flavor First strategy assures that our products also have exceptional taste. We will be offering all sizes and colors, many with stripes and/or unusual combinations of skin and flesh coloration.