Family Owned Since 1979
Cultivating Gardeners



Product Description:

55 days. We were so impressed by everything about these tomatoes at our trials, that we saved the seed and spent a few seasons building our inventory in order to share it with you. Not only were they two of the earliest maturing varieties, but the plants were so loaded with tomatoes that there seemed to be more fruit than leaves! What’s more, these extremely compact, determinate plants tend to creep rather than grow tall and would be perfect in a hanging basket or patio container. Did we mention how rich and balanced the flavor is, especially for an early type? Truly a great combination of earliness, size, productivity, and quality. Bred at the Beaverlodge Research Center in Alberta, Canada. 2 ½ inch long, plum-shaped fruit.
  • Key Features:





  • Key Features:

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
SoAz G.
Good desert plum tomato

This may be one of the best backyard plum tomato you can grow in southern az. Zone 9a. There are a couple main reasons however, & this grow style doesn't work everywhere. Here in southern az, our biggest tomato killers are BER & the scalding sun. These work so good because they can go in the ground early, or in pots outside early, like beginning of February early! Our tomato season here is done by June usually, so these quick & small plants are perfect. So to sum up it all. These are a great variety for short season areas where the short plant height makes it easier to cover & protect from both frost & sun scald. I have not observed any BER on this variety either.


I was impressed with these tomatoes. I wanted a smaller tomato along with the huge ones. These started bearing early and even with the debilitating temps here in Southern Oregon, many triple digit ones, they kept producing. I was tickled that as a determinate it didn't produce all of them at once but has steadily kept going even to now in the end of September. Instead of having a whole bunch of tomatoes to deal with I was able to have a few to pick every time I needed a couple. Will definitely grow again, They are small but perfect in salads and adding to sandwiches. I found the flavor very good don't understand why others didn't. I do love my Brandywines red, and yellow, but these are a good addition to the mix.

Janet A.
Early, but not as tasty as I had hoped

These were the first of our non-cherry tomatoes to ripen, but the flavor I was hoping for wasn't there. I canned them anyway, and if used in recipes with other flavorful stuff, I expect it will be fine. On the fence about trying them again next hunt for the perfect roma type tomato for Seattle continues!

Sue S.

Darn! I thought this would be the one, but it did not turn out that way. It gave me early fruit as promised, but then the plants got slower and slower and finished by Aug.1. Never had a tomato give up that early. Most are just getting started here in my OR coast garden. Will not grow again.

Soil Temp for Germ 70-90°F
Seed Depth 1/4"
Days to Emergence 6-14
Soil Temp for Transp 55°F
Plant Spacing See below
Row Spacing 3-4'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 280-320
Seed Life 3 years

Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well-drained raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcium amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

• HR indicates high resistance.
• IR indicates intermediate resistance.
• Aal | Alternaria Stem Canker
• AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
• B | Bacterial Wilt
• F* | Fusarium Wilt
• FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
• L | Gray Leaf Spot
• LB* | Late Blight
• LM* | Leaf Mold
• N | Roundworm | Nematode
• PL | Corky Root Rot
• PST | Bacterial Speck
• RK | Root-Knot
• TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
• ToANV* | Tomato Apex Necrotic Virus
• ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
• TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
• TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
• V* | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers and letters indicate specific disease race.

Thanks for signing up for our weekly newsletter!