Tomato, Uralskiy Ranniy (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. 50 days. Det. Dwarf.
Unique, super early dwarf plants are very well-suited for container culture. Red, 2-4 oz, mini-beefsteak shaped fruit are juicy with good flavor. Consistently one of our earliest tomatoes to ripen in the field. Uralskiy Ranniy is extremely easy to grow and produces high yields – especially for such small plants. A Russian commercial variety, when translated means “Early from Ural.” In 2009 it was introduced commercially to North America by the wonderful seed company, Victory Seeds, located in Molalla, Oregon. Originally sent from Belarus by seed collector Andrey Baranovski of Minsk.
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.