I've been selling this plant in the greenhouse (not on the website) for several years now. Why hasn't it been listed on the website? Because I've missed getting a picture of it for three years in a row. Yeah.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and tell you that I secretly love this tomato as much (maybe more) than I do 'Santa Maria'. Ok, I've said it. Why? Because it is so exceptionally beautiful -- deep red hearts that are picture perfect. I cannot remember ever seeing a single fruit that wasn't blemish free. Well, if the chickens aren't free ranging...
Above average producer of large (10 oz to 1 lb+) deep red heart-shaped fruit that are very meaty and juicy with few seeds. Superior rich, balanced flavor.
HISTORY: Old family heirloom of unknown origin. Seed was left on the doorstep of Mayo Underwood (Owner of Underwood Gardens, IL) with a note that asked her to please take care of it that it had been in 'the family' for a long time, in the early 1990's. Mayo sent the seed to her friend Jeff Fleming, of Michigan not having grown it out herself. Jeff grew it out to ensure its stability and then later offered it in the 2002 Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook.
Sold in a 3.5" pot.
GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
LEAF TYPE: Regular / Wispy
FRUIT CLASS: Paste
FRUIT SHAPE: Heart
FRUIT SIZE: Large
FRUIT COLOR: Red