Silvery Fir Tree Tomato
Traditional Russian variety with distinctive carrot-like silvery-gray foliage on compact 24" plants. Heavy crops of round, slightly flattened 3-3½" red fruits. Unique decorative variety that is a real eye-catcher. Does well in hanging baskets or on patios. Introduced by Seed Savers Exchange in 1995.
- Determinate - Fruit ripens over a 2 week period
- Flattened red fruits grow to 3-4 inches
- Carrot-like, silvery-gray foliage
- Compact 24" plants
- Does well in hanging baskets
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
by Sue hickman
Out of pack two made a good plant with flowers but no fruit not sure if it was the weather or not
Small put plentiful
Grew great in a large bin on my patio, tons of fruit. It was my most productive plant last year
by Colorado Gardener
This compact plant worked great in a patio container. Produced lots of firm fruit good for salads or sandwiches.
High yield small plant
I have been planting these for 3 years now. Excellent patio plant and tons of yield off them.