Tomato, Perfect Rogue (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. 70-75 days. Semi-det. Potato Leaf.
4-6 oz perfect, red globes with great flavor. Potato leaf type with uniquely large leaves that keep fruit well shaded on compact plants. Although nothing is perfect, we selected this variety from what many believe to be the perfect tomato, Early Girl F1. We focused on fruit size, shape, and flavor. Semideterminate potato leaf plants are much shorter than the indeterminate, regular-leaf parent. We have received positive feedback from growers about Perfect Rogue, and it has been featured in Oregon State University’s dry farm collaborative trials. Now commercially available in its fully refined form.
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.