Origin: Paradise, Utah
Improvement status: Cultivar/Breeding material
Seeds per packet: ~35
Germination tested 12/2019: 84%
This tomato variety comes from landrace seedsman Joseph Lofthouse. Here is his description:
Segregating hybrids from a cross between Yellow Pear and Brad. Brad is tied with Jagodka as my earliest tomato. Yellow Pear is famous as the tomato that the spouse that doesn't like tomatoes will eat. Indeterminate. Fruits might be red or yellow. Fruit shape/size might be pear, cherry, or saladette. Leaf shape is expected to be 1/4 potato-leaved, and 3/4 potato leaved. This is great breeding material for people that want to develop their own varieties of saladette or smaller tomatoes.
GROWING TIPS: Transplant 6 week old plants into the field just after the last spring frosts. Let sprawl or trellis. Indeterminate vines about 4 feet long. Trellis recommended.