Tomato, Humboldtii Wild Pink (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Pink Cherry. 60-70 days. Indet.
This tall, wild cherry tomato produces large quantities of small tart fruit with pink skin. A little bit acidic for some, but many people prefer it at our tomato taste-offs. A unique variety in a world of super sweet cherry tomatoes. We have been told that this type of tomato is found cultivated in parts of Central America and sometimes growing wild. Our original seed was received from collector Gerhard Bohl when we visited him in Germany 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.