Tomato, Zuckertraube (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Red Cherry. 60 days. Indet.
Red cherry tomato with balanced sweet flavor, high yields, and very tall vines. Fruit are slightly larger than average cherry tomatoes. The delicious flavor and easy picking make it attractive and a quick pint filler. An excellent choice for red cherry production on market farms. Zuckertraube is German for ‘sugar grape’ and it is sold in Germany as a cocktail tomato (!). Variety collected by The Seed Ambassadors Project from Bingenheimer Saatgut, a German biodynamic seed company.
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.