Lemon Drop Tomato
Winner of Seed Savers Exchange’s 2010 Tomato Tasting. Seed originally from Florida SSE member J. T. Sessions, who found this sport growing with his Snow White Cherry plants. Heavy sets of ½-¾" translucent yellow-green cherry tomatoes. Refreshing tart-sweet flavor. Continues producing even in cold wet growing conditions.
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Winner of SSE’s 2010 Tomato Tasting
- Translucent yellow-green fruits grow to ½-¾ inch
- Refreshing tart-sweet flavor
- Tolerates cold and wet weather
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
Amazing little tomato
First time growing these and my seed was from a few years ago! It went great and the tomatoes tasted insanely good. The name suits it as there was a hint of lemony goodness, yet the tomato was sweet, not acidic. I came back to order more seeds, but this time I won't wait years to grow them!
I planted these in the summer of 2020 and they produced more than any other cherry tomato I've ever grown, the fruit is sweet and great for adding to salads.
The hardiest of all sse winners from 2012
by The Grounds Keepe
The hardiest tomato I’ve ever had. This year I have dozens of varieties. I purchased the lemon drop seeds in 2012 from sse and I have save seeds and re-planted every year, though many where from volunteers, now in 2021, a record number.