Tomato 'P20+Beauty king'
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PACKAGING: Sachet Zip lock 12 - 15 SEEDS
A real masterpiece! Very tasty and beautiful.
1. Original Name: Р-20+Beauty King.
2. History: Developed from a first cross made by Mark Mccaslin of Frogsleap (https://frogsleapfarm.blogspot.com/). It received a working name showing that its parent varieties were Bleve P-20 (a blue tomato) and Beauty King (a red tomato with yellow stripes). The seeds were later provided to other tomato breeders who kept stabilizing this line. There is some information that the seeds were also provided to Brad Gates, who gave another name to this variety (not a working one any more) but this information has not been confirmed yet.
3. Plant Specifications: Mid-season. A good choice for growing both in a greenhouse and outdoors. Indeterminate, tall bush, growing up to 6.5 feet (200 cm) tall. Firm stem, regular leaf, regular or double trusses
4. Training Instructions: The bush can be trained to one or two main stems (three stems at most). Pruning and staking are a must. Staking may also be necessary for the first trusses with heavy fruits.
5. Shape and Weight: Beefsteak fruits. Weight: 5.3-10.6 oz. (150-300 g).
6. Color: The color is amazing! These bright fruits in your garden will not leave you indifferent. The fruits are blue near the stem end and green in the upper part at the mature-green stage. When fully ripe, they turn almost black when exposed to the sun while the remaining part of the fruits is yellow and orange. They are yellow in a cut and red in the middle.
7. Flavor Profile: Very sweet! An exotic fruity flavor. The flesh is buttery, soft and juicy. It can melt in your mouth.
8. Culinary Use: Perfect for fresh salads, snacks and side dishes. A good choice for making very tasty juices. Fruits keep for a few days after harvesting, just like any other salad-type tomatoes. No cracks on the skin.
This variety is not quite stable. In very rare cases, the fruits may change their color depending on weather conditions if there are major changes in day and night temperatures. In most cases, all of the bushes are stable.
For example, there may be one bush out of ten with fruits of a different color. But this is rather a gift of nature than a failure. We had one bush of a different color. The weight of the fruits was 8.8 oz. (250 g) and they were bright red with black marbling near the stem end. The taste was just amazing and we wanted to keep it. Thus, we collected the seeds from that plant and will keep stabilizing this line for a few years until it becomes a stable variety.