Tomato, Wheatly’s Frost Resistant (Organic)
$3.50 – $12.50
Solanum lycopersicum. Pink Grape. 60 days. Indet.
Tart, sweet, pink, grape-shaped fruit. Huge yields on big plants. A wonderful variety worth a try in the Northwest. We have found them to be very cool weather tolerant but not actually frost resistant. The most split resistant cherry we’ve seen. Seemingly blight resistant and certainly yields well very late into the season until frost. This seems to be the same strain available from the Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook in the US since the 1980s 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 definitely a distinctly different strain. We received our original seed from seed collector Gerhard Bohl in Germany.