Standard early variety developed by George Sparks of Salem, New Jersey and introduced in 1900 by Johnson and Stokes. Clusters of 4-5 ounce fruits. Very good flavor.
- 80 days from transplant
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Clusters of 4-5 ounce fruits
- Very good flavor
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
I grew these in 2020 and was very pleased. Hearty plants with plenty of fruit. I loved the smaller size of these tomatoes and enjoyed their flavor. I’m trying them again this year.
Container suitable early tomato. Good yield.
by Foster Hill Farm - CT
Uniform 6 to 8 oz. tomatoes on sturdy 3 1/2' plant. Grown in a 20 gal container in our trials. Heavy producer through August. Suitable for patio pots. Great open pollinated option for an early variety that can be grown in raised beds or pots. Have added this variety to our line-up.