Tomato, Galina’s Cherry (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Yellow Cherry. 60 days. Indet. Potato leaf.
Bright yellow cherry tomato with unique, perfectly balanced sweet and tart flavor that we never tire of. Yields early and heavily all season long. Does well in both cool weather conditions and in the heat. Keeps very well off the vine. Picked ripe, this tomato kept for 2 months piled in a tray in our living room and still tasted good (don’t ask, we don’t know why). It is a better keeper than Longkeeper! Andrew’s favorite cherry by far. Introduced to the US from Siberia by Bill McDorman of Seeds Trust in 1991. We sourced it in Wales when visiting Ben Gabel and Kate McEvoy of Real Seeds in 2007, who highly recommend it. Aka, Galina Cherry, Galina.
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.