Tomato 'Roughwood Golden Plum'

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PACKAGING: Zip lock 12 - 15 SEEDS

1. Original Name: Roughwood Golden Plum.

2. History: Bred by Dr. William Woys Weaver (Roughwood Seed Collection), who is the author of Heirloom Vegetable Gardening and 100 Vegetables and Where They Came From. This variety was created in 1986 by crossing San Marzano with Yellow Brandywine. H. Ralph Weaver (1896-1956), William’s grandfather, used to collect the seeds of various plants and William inherited them. William named his collection as the Roughwood Seed Collection after his old house. Field experiments by the University of Utah revealed this variety to be one of the most drought-resistant tomatoes out of the 400 varieties they tested.

3. Plant Specifications: Mid-season. A good choice for a greenhouse and outdoors. Medium-size bush, growing up to 3.3-4 feet (100-120 cm) tall. Thick stem. Regular leaf but the leaf lobes are round resembling those of potato leaf. It should be noted that the pedicel holding the fruit (stalk structure) is jointless so it is impossible to pick the fruits along with the sepals.

4. Training Instructions: No pruning is required but you need to provide more space for the plant than for usual varieties with short bushes. It is important to tie all of the longest stems.

5. Shape and Weight: Plum-shaped fruits. Weight: 2.5-2.8 oz. (70-80 g).

6. Color: Bright yellow and orange fruits resembling golden balls.

7. Flavor Profile: Roughwood Golden Plum has an amazing taste not resembling that of any other tomatoes. Sweet with no tartness at all. The flesh is very meaty and its texture is similar to that of apricots. The walls are thick, and there are very few seeds.

8. Culinary Use: An all-purpose tomato. Firm, long-keeping and delicious. Perfect for salads, sauces, pizza, freezing, sun-drying and canning. A good choice for markets and home gardens. Drought-resistant.

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