Tomato, Early Willamette (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. 55-60 days. Det.
An early red tomato with great yields on short determinate bushes. 3-7 oz fruit have excellent flavor and appearance. Fruit set in clusters with three or four concentrated flushes. We plant Early Willamette as an early rotation because of its manageable size and concentrated yield. A favorite of many home gardeners and it seems to love Oregon weather. Bred by Dr. Alan Kapuler of Peace Seeds, from a cross made by his daughter Kusra, of Willamette and Skorospelka.
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.