Tomato, Lila Sari (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Purple/Brown. 75-80 days. Indet.
Productive, medium-large, 4-7 oz slicer with dark purple-brown chocolate color. Much better in our growing conditions than Cherokee Purple, which is similar. Tastes great with a rich flavor that develops even in cool summers. Yields heavy and late into the season. One of our favorites for flavor and appearance, and one of the purple varieties we loved for market.
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.