Tomato 'Loaghtan Woolies'
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PACKAGING: Sachet Zip lock 12 - 15 SEEDS
1. Original Name: Loaghtan Woolies.
2. History: A very rare variety with an unknown history. The only thing its name can tell us about is a rare breed of sheep native to the Isle of Man (Manx Loaghtan). The sheep have brown wool and up to six horns. On a French website, there is an explanation why this variety was named 'Woolies'. These plants have a fuzzy texture and resemble velvet being smooth to the touch from the stem to the fruits.
3. Plant Specifications: Mid-season. A good choice for growing in a greenhouse and outdoors. Medium-size bush, growing up to 4-5 feet (120-150 cm) tall. Thick stem, regular leaf. There are 3-5 fruits per truss. The stems and leaves have a fuzzy texture and are slate-gray and soft to the touch.
4. Training Instructions: It can be trained to three or four main stems, and staking and pruning are a must.
5. Shape and Weight: Flattened and round fruits, often with rare shallow ribs. Weight: 3.5-6.3 oz. (100-180 g).
6. Color: Brown with green stripes. The fruits look slate-gray because of their fuzzy texture. If the fruits receive direct sunlight they may have an anthocyanin (blue) coating near the stem end. The flesh is deep red and brown in a cut.
7. Flavor Profile: Sweet and slightly tart, with a spicy flavor. The flesh is meaty and sugary.
8. Culinary Use: A good choice for fresh salads and juices. These tomatoes are perfect for sauces and ketchup.