Tomato, Columbianum Wildform (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Red Cherry. 65-70 days. Indet.
Massive tresses of medium-small, red cherry tomatoes ripen in clusters of 20 or more. Fruit have good rich flavor, and ability to hold on the plant. Originating wild in Colombia. Some sources say this variety may be a separate species, Lycopersicon columbianum, however we believe it is a semiwild member of the common tomato species Lycopersicon esculentum, aka., Solanum lycopersicum. Therefore, we use Columbianum Wildform as the variety name. Originally given to The Seed Ambassadors Project in 2007 by tomato seed collector Gerhard Bohl when we visited him in Germany.
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.