Cream of the Crop – Prairie Fire

$4.25$500.00

If you like sweet tomatoes, this one is for you. It tied for first in 2017 taste tests, and had a Brix score of 10.0 – highest in the trial. Long skinny sepals on a red elongated, pointed grape-shaped fruit. The fruit has subtle gold striping and deep red flesh. Our guarantee is that this is the one that always gets picked and eaten in the field before reaching the kitchen. It is a kid magnet. Fruiting is early on a compact semi-determinate vine. Very good plant health and fruit quality in both open field and greenhouse trials. Fruits measure 1″ across and 3″ long. Indeterminate, 60-70 days from transplant.

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Additional information

Seed Type

Certified Organic

Latin Name:

Solanum lycopersicum

Germination:

7-14 days

Maturity:

60-70 days from transplant

Ripe Color

Red with gold striping

Fruit Size

Elongated Cherry (Small)

Growth Habit

Indeterminate

Support Needed

Cage, stake, or trellis

Exposure:

Full Sun

Planting Method

Transplanting recommended. Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Set out when all danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed.

Planting Depth:

1/4"

Spacing

Space plants 24" apart in rows 3-4 feet apart.

Satisfaction Guarantee

A.P. Whaley Seed Company is committed to your satisfaction. We pride ourselves in offering only the highest quality seeds: those free of GMOs, noxious weeds and other invasive species, and produced by growers that are supportive of sustainable agricultural practices.  Limitation of Liability:  The sole remedy for loss or damages shall be limited to the purchase price of the seed.  Shipping charges are not refundable. Under no circumstances will A. P. Whaley LLC be liable for consequential damages.  All claims must be submitted to A. P. Whaley LLC in writing no more than 30 days from the date of purchase.

Wholesale Customers

For wholesale pricing and availability, please contact our office at (608) 437-9081.

Organic Certification

All seed labeled as Certified Organic is certified for A.P. Whaley LLC by MOSA.

    

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.

This traditional breeding program started a decade ago with about a dozen heirloom types and a few newer varieties with striped fruit. The first-generation breeding lines were crossed to select new commercial hybrids to improve plant health, fruit quality, shelf life and disease resistance. We are now using marker-assisted selection to facilitate introgression of multiple disease resistant genes into existing breeding lines that have exceptional flavor.

We feel these new tomatoes will be especially valuable to home gardeners, small/medium sized open field commercial producers targeting value-added markets, and small to large scale high tunnel/greenhouse producers.  We will strive to develop products ideally adapted for each of these markets.

Most of the products released by Cream of the Crop Tomatoes will be F1 hybrids.  We will be able to stack multiple disease resistances, all the while selecting primarily for the best flavors, sizes and colors.

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