Tomato, Wheatly’s Frost Resistant (Organic)
$3.50 – $28.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Pink Grape. 60 days. Indet.
Tart, sweet, pink, grape-shaped fruit. Huge yields on big plants. We have found them to be very cool weather tolerant but not actually frost resistant. The most split resistant cherry we’ve seen – maybe it should be called Wheatly’s Split Resistant? Seemingly blight resistant and certainly yields well very late into the season until frost. A wonderful variety we think everyone should try. We believe it to be the same strain that has been available from the Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook since the 1980s, and from Sandhill Preservation Center. However, there was a variety listed as “Wheatley” in Gleckler’s Seed Catalog in the 1950s described as an early red globe from South Africa reportedly able to resist frosts down to 26°F! This sounds mythical and is definitely not our strain. We received our original seed from seed collector Gerhard Bohl in Germany.