Tomato, Orange You Glad (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Orange. 65 days. Det.
For your gardening fun, here is a new “child” we have released into the world. Orange You Glad we dehybridized Orange Blossom so you can save seed from it too!? In 2012, we named New Mama Super Sweet Corn for all the new mamas in our world. In 2013 we continued the thought with, “Orange You Glad it’s easier to raise tomatoes than children?” Okay, enough jokes. We planted the hybrid Orange Blossom every year on our farm as a market standby and actually aren’t convinced it even was a hybrid to begin with. Either way, we have adapted it further to our Oregon growing conditions and now we love it even more. Medium sized, 4-8 oz, orange globes yield heavily and early on determinate bushes. Sometimes plant breeding is easy, give it a try!
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.