Tomato, Jory (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Red. 60 days. Indet.
This tomato had us at Hello! Vigorous vines produce a truly multi-use tomato. Oxheart shaped but much earlier than any other oxheart we have grown. When irrigated well, it is juicy, sweet and delicious, and very high yielding. Produces extremely well late into the season, especially for such an early variety. Jory was grown throughout the Willamette Valley for canning in the 1920s, most likely dry farmed, and is therefore a good candidate for dry farm production now. The canned tomatoes of United Growers Inc. were proudly labeled with the Jory name at least into the 1950s. This is another variety that comes to us from seed magnet Jeannie Berg of Your Hometown Harvests and Queener Farm – it seems the old timers love to give heritage commercial varieties with her and we love that she shares them with us.