Tomato, Vintage Wine (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Pink with Yellow Stripes. 80 days. Indet. Potato leaf.
Pink skin with yellow tiger stripes. Voluptuous, slightly lobed, 5-12 oz flattened globe-shaped fruit. Good sweet crisp flavor and very productive. Holds quality well off the vine, better than other heirloom types. Thick enough skin for market farmers, yet tender enough for eaters. Very eyecatching and popular. Originally one of the breeding lines of Tom Wagner’s Brandy Stripe. It was then renamed and introduced to the seed trade in 1998 by K. Sahin, a seed company in the Netherlands.
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.