Tomato, Tonnelet (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Red with Yellow Stripes. Paste. 75 days. Indet.
Roma-like, 2” long fruit are produced in clusters of 6 or more with beautiful yellow tiger stripes on red, 2-3 oz fruit. Flavor is fragrant and sweet. A variety developed in 1990 by Belgian tomato collector, Luc Fichot, and named after its fruit shape that resembles the antique vases, or kegs, known as tonnelet. Given to The Seed Ambassadors Project in 2007 by the Belgian seed company, Belle Époque.
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.