Hillbilly Potato Leaf Tomato
From Ohio Seed Savers Exchange member Jerry Lee Bosner. Absolutely gorgeous bicolor beefsteak tomato, great for slicing. Beautiful yellow 1 pound fruits are streaked with red on the blossom end. Sweet and juicy. Heavy producer.
- 85 days from transplant
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Yellow skin with red on the blossom end
- Juicy and sweet fruits grow to 1 pound
- Beautiful bicolor beefsteak is great for slicing
- Heavy producer
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
Delicious and bountiful
Love these, they are bountiful and amazing to eat fresh in salads. We grew so many on just 3 plants I was a little sick of them by the end of the season - a great problem to have!
Not your typical yellow tomato flavor
A sweet, large, meaty, but juicy and delicious tomato. However, it was not very productive for me.
Even though it’s not a red tomato, it has many flavor characteristics of one, meaning very flavorful.
Star of the Garden!
by Hari C
Holy moly! These guys were the belle of the garden — grew over 7 ft tall and produced massive quantity’s of super tasty, meaty 3 to 5 inch tomatos. I love the sweet flavor, just a bit different than the usual, and way more productive that your average heirloom.
A lot of big tomatoes but...
by Jim C
They have been productive and huge for me but I find that 1 have to discard about the top 1/3 of each of the big ones as they do not fully ripen. If I wait, the bottom starts to rot before the top is ripe.