David Davidson's Tomato
Given to Seed Savers Exchange by member Robert Bell, who indicated the variety is a Tennessee heirloom from David Davidson. Mid-size orange globe tomatoes grow in clusters of up to 7 fruits. Variable shape with some ribbing and pointed tips. Great flavor with hints of citrus. Keeps well.
- 90 days from transplant
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Fruits are variable in shape with some ribbing and pointed tips
- Clusters of up to 7 fruits
- Great flavor with hints of citrus
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Store your tomatoes at room temperature. The flavor and texture of tomatoes suffer when the fruit is chilled.
Heirloom tomatoes are bred for their flavor and simple preparation best allows that intense flavor to shine through. Tomatoes can be sliced and drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper or layer slices with basil and mozzarella for a Caprese salad.
Roasted tomatoes have a richer, concentrated flavor.
There are hundreds of salsa recipes to try and most are dramatically improved with the use of heirloom tomatoes. Tomatoes are also the main ingredient in Gazpacho, a cold soup that is perfect for summer.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
- Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 7-14 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
- Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Ratings & Reviews
Easy to grow, my family says it tastes good. I'll take their word for it as I do not care for raw tomatoes. Good in sauce.
Huge, beautiful sweet fruits. Incredible for making sauces or slicing on BLT. Creamy…and perfect! Does well with frequent fertilizing. Some have gotten as big as softballs!