Tomato, Gundula (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. 55-60 days. Det. Dwarf.
Dwarf bushes, rugose regular-leafed plants produce medium-sized, 2-3 oz meaty fruit prolifically and early. It always surprises us just how many lovely red-orange fruit grow on such a small stout plant. Very good for container gardening, as plants only reach 12-20” tall at maturity. Gundula is perfect for a pot on the porch. Originating in East Germany, it was given to The Seed Ambassadors Project by Gerhard Bohl in 2007.
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.