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Sarah's Galapagos Tomato Seeds
Currant Type Tomato
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The fruits are red and very sweet. The best currant, I've tasted!
These are currant type tomatoes from the Galapagos Islands. I have grown them now for 4 or 5 years and they will produce 500 to 1000 currant tomatoes per plant. They are super sweet and grow wild in the Galagagos Islands.
You will get 100+ tomato seeds. I saved them all from my plants this year. I test germinated them with about a 65% germination rate. They are much slower to sprout than standard tomato seeds.
I recommend planting 3 seeds to a cell or cup and thinning to the strongest plant. A household of 4 only needs one plant to be supplied with sweet currant tomatoes all season long.
Here are some Blogs about the Sarah's Galapagos Tomato Plant:
There are hundreds of tomatoes on the plant. They have not ripened yet but should be on there way over the next week.
Some more information below from other sites: I am trying to confirm how many varieties of tomatoes are on the Galapagos. Seems like the information below may be for different varieties. We will see. I will review it after it bears ripe fruit.
NEW FOR 2010. This special currant tomato is only 1/2 inch wide, but packed with tons of sweet flavor in its very small size. The seed was originally collected in the wild by Amy Goldman on a trip to the Galapagos with her daughter Sara. Large plants are prolific, bearing long trusses of tiny red intensely flavored fruit. Indeterminate. 75 days.
Description: A bushy annual with a standard tomato growth habit. Plants may reach 3-5ft and are most similar to certain cherry tomato varieties in growth and fruit production. The Galapagos Island tomato is distinctive and ornamental in a tomato garden, having smaller, ruffled leaves and profuse flowers. Fruits ripen quickly, in 50-60 days and seem to enjoy hot weather to set
A blog entry from: community.stretcher.com/forums/t/17151.aspx
Thought I'd pass this on to anybody who likes cherry tomatoes, and is trying to grow them in dry, rocky areas. Try a variety called Wild Galapagos.
I saw this seed for sale last year (from Underwood), and they were outstanding. New York got hit hard by late blight last year, and eventually it showed up in my garden. Most of the varieties I grew got hammered, including almost all the heirlooms. But this one managed to fend off the worst of the disease. It produces so well that even if you lose some tomatoes, there are plenty left to take their place.
I saved a lot of tomato seeds this year. The variety shown here is the Sara's Galapagos currant type. This variety produces between 500 and 1000 tomatoes. YES! that many. I will be selling them this year too. Before I sell my plants and before you spend time trying to plant seeds you saved, you want to make sure they germinate.
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After 10 days count the number of seeds germinated and the total number of seeds on the paper towel and divide. The formula is Germinated Seeds/Total Number of Seeds equals the Germination Rate.