- Egg-shaped fruits grow to 2-3 inches
- Rich, strong flavor
- Determinate - Fruit ripens over a 2 week period
- 57-60 days from transplant
Introduced through SSE in 1984 by Will Bonsall, originally from the Lowden Collection. Dwarf sprawling plants with very early fruit set. Egg-shaped 2-3" fruits with good strong flavor. Not the same as Siberia, which is inferior in all respects. Determinate, 57-60 days from transplant.
Learn to Grow Siberian Tomato
Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
Germination: 7-14 Days
Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
Ratings & Reviews
Hardy plant the produces very well.
These did very well for me. I planted one in my community garden plot with full sunlight, and two on my porch with only partial sunlight. I also neglected my community garden and only watered once, but mulched well. For context, I'm in Iowa and we are supposedly in a heavy drought right now, but apparently got enough water for this plant. Both produced abundantly for me, and the full sunlight plant produced fruit twice the size of my porch plant. I'm very happy with it. Just know that it will still need a cage or support of some kind even though it's a bush. Not supporting it was definitely my mistake with this plant. The flavor is mildly tart and nicely complex.
Reliable performer in the heat.
These tomatoes have been vigorous producers in hot and humid Oklahoma. Need to be caged or staked but didn’t grow huge. It’s coming up on the middle of August. Fruit production has slowed but most of my plants still look healthy. More blossoms and fruit to come! I will plant this variety again next year. Fruit is quite small but very good flavor.