Perfect red globes that average 6 - 11 ounces, with thin skin, excellent production, are early and disease resistant! They grow exceptionally well in containers. Here is what my friend has to say about the 3 plants that he grew at his house:
"I'm stammering about how good this one is. I might even go so far as to say that it is better than Brandywine - and you know I'm a Cowlick's snob. Even getting hammered from my neglect, they still had superb flavor! This could potentially be the best tomato (overall) that I have ever eaten." - KennyJ
Colleen's Glory is a good candidate for growing in a container ( 5 gal +), however, it will need a sturdy cage.
HISTORY: In the spring of 2015, Colleen Hammond came to pick up plants here at the greenhouse. Colleen tells me about a tomato that she has been growing for the past 12 years that she had bought as an 'heirloom' from Park Seed called "Glory". Naturally, I was super intrigued and asked her if I could get some seed thinking that I would grow it out in 2016. Instead, she brought me seed the next day and I thought what the heck, I'd give it a try - I hadn't started seed so late in the season, but thought if I grew them in containers I could always move them into the greenhouse if I needed to at the end of the season. From the onset these plants were unique - compact and sturdy with super thick stems. They set blossoms when the plants were only a foot tall!
After a little digging, I found more information. Colleen was partially correct - Glory is actually an F1 hybrid created from two 'heirloom' varieties (purportedly, and the cross is not public knowledge that I am aware of) by Peto Seeds (now owned by Seminis) in 2003.
- Glory (025239) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis (BEFORE it was purchased by Monsanto) Vegetable Seeds-Seminis Garden. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: fresh market tomato, large, indeterminate plant. Resistance: Alternaria stem canker; Fusarium wilt races 1, 2; Verticillium wilt race 1; gray leaf spot. Similar: none. Adaptation: NAFTA. 2003.
Dehybridization is now fairly common practice in the tomato world. Finding a tomato that has been grown from saved seed over the last twelve years - "winner, winner Chicken Dinner"!
GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE: Globe
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Red
ORIGIN: Open-pollinated from saved F1 variety