Tomato, Mandarin (Lycopersicon esculentum) packet of 20 seeds, organic
Family: Nightshade (Solanaceae)
Vining annual, 60 days from setting plants in field to harvest. This variety was new for me in 2021 so I kept careful track of how long it took to grow them. Seeds were planted 3/12 and transplant to field occurred on 5/11. First harvest occurred on 7/12, although there were a few ripe ones prior to that. Therefore, from seed to salad bowl actually took 120 days.
Notes from Richo: These tomatoes are very citrusy and tasty. They are midsized slicers, sparsely-seeded, more meat than juice. For market growers, I would think these would be a particularly good choice, as they are low-acid, showy, firm and will definitely hold up well to transport and display. These tomatoes dry less messily than other tomatoes, as they don’t drip much on the rack. Somewhat slow to come on, and a bit sparse on the bush, they eventually produced quite reasonably well, and they lasted through fall rains and minor frosts better than any other tomato we grew that year. All-in-all, very impressed.
Midsize indeterminate vine producing orange midsize slicers, low on acidity, high on tastiness. Space plants 3 feet apart.
Packet contains 20 Seeds, Certified Organically Grown