Tomato, Red Centiflor (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Red Cherry. 70 days. Semi-det.
Selected from crosses between humboldtii wild tomatoes and Solanum habrochaites, this is one unique tomato. Multi-flora type has clusters of dozens of fruit – possibly up to a hundred. Red cherries weigh about ¼ oz with a cute point on the blossom end. Compact growth habit is uniquely indeterminate, ripening in several determinate batches that provide a full season harvest. One of the many excellent tomato varieties originally bred by Dr. Alan Kapuler of Peace Seeds in Corvallis, Oregon.
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.