Tomato, Rosita Brandywine Cherry (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Pink Cherry. 60 days. Det.
Large round pink cherry tomato packed with the flavor of the eponymous sweet slicing tomato, but with none of the production problems of the famous heirloom. Short determinate plants are easy to grow and loaded with deliciously sweet and juicy bite-sized fruit. Collaboratively bred in California, in part from its namesake heirloom, with the goal of becoming an ‘Heirloom of Tomorrow’. Disease resistant plants are small enough that they may not need to be trellised (but it wouldn’t hurt, either) and can be grown in containers.
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Up pot seedlings into 4” pots once they have two true leaves. Transplant into the garden once danger of frost has passed.
Collect seeds from ripe fruit by squeezing into a jar and add 25% more water. Wait a few days for mold to form. When seeds sink and gel-sac is gone, stir, add water, then decant and rinse to clean. Dry thoroughly. Tomatoes are mostly self-pollinating; isolation is not usually needed for seeds to be true to type.