Galapagos Island Wild Tomato Seeds (Solanum chessmanii)

Galapagos Island Wild Tomato Seeds (Solanum chessmanii)

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Galapagos Island Wild Tomato Seeds (Solanum chessmanii)

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A small wild tomato is native to the Galapagos Islands. Fruits are small, somewhat like the currant tomato. They ripen to a yellow-orange color and are edible, with a good, typical

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Galapagos Island Wild Tomato Seeds (Solanum chessmanii)

Price for Package of 5 seeds.

A small wild tomato is native to the Galapagos Islands. Fruits are small, somewhat like the currant tomato. They ripen to a yellow-orange color and are edible, with a good, typical acid tomato flavor. The plant is of particular interest for its resistance to a number of tomato pests and has been used to crossbreed with regular tomatoes to confer desired traits.

A bushy annual with a standard tomato growth habit. Plants may reach 3-5ft and are most similar to certain cherry tomato varieties in growth and fruit production. The Galapagos Island tomato is distinctive and ornamental in a tomato garden, having smaller, ruffled leaves and profuse flowers. Fruits ripen quickly, in 50-60 days and seem to enjoy hot weather to set.

Growing Environment

Grow like any tomato. Water regularly. Grow in full sun. In our experience plants only set fruit when weather is warm, unlike a number of standard tomato varieties.

Propagation

By seeds. Seeds generally germinate readily, but need several weeks germination time, especially if pulp capsule remains around the seed. Germinate in 75-85F, moist soil. This species seems to be slower to germinate than standard tomatoes.

Uses

The fruits are edible and have a nice flavor. They are said to be popular with Galapagos Tortoises in their native range. The plants are of interest to tomato breeders as they are used to confer a number of desirable traits into standard tomato species.

Native Range

Native to the Galapagos Islands.

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HEIRLOOM ?
Yes
Handpicked seeds ?
Handpicked seeds
Organic Seeds ?
Organic Seeds
Organic/natural?
Yes
Suitable for pot?
Suitable for pot: Yes
Sowing depth?
Sowing depth 5 mm
Perennial ?
Perennial plant : Yes
Edible?
Edible

USDA Hardiness zone

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You will recognize that they are always marked with an F1 

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Galapagos Island Wild Tomato Seeds (Solanum chessmanii)

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A small wild tomato is native to the Galapagos Islands. Fruits are small, somewhat like the currant tomato. They ripen to a yellow-orange color and are edible, with a good, typical

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