Wildling Panamorous Tomato
Origin: Paradise, Utah
Improvement status: Breeding population
Seeds per packet: ~30
Germination tested 12/2022: 82% (Below standard)
Life cycle: Annual
An awesome inter-species hybrid swarm from "Landrace Seedsman" Joseph Lofthouse in Paradise, Utah. If you want to explore the tomato genome for sweet, fruity flavors, or for resistance to environmental conditions like bugs, diseases, or weather, this is an excellent place to start!
This incredibly diverse population is descended from crosses between domestic tomatoes and two wild tomato species (Solanum habrochaites and Solanum pennellii). These are part of Joseph's Beautifully Promiscuous and Tasty Tomato Project. This is an amazing assortment of genetics. Leaf shapes can be anything from potato-leaved, rugose, regular-leaved, habrochaites-leaved, fern-leaved, pennellii-leaved, anything in-between, and other shapes. Fruit color might be green, pink, red, yellow, orange, white, or purple. Mostly cherry to saladette-sized tomatoes. Plant size varies between dwarf and monster, with vines that are determinate, indeterminate, or semi-determinate. These are a mix of self-compatible and self-incompatible plants. We are beyond excited to release these seeds because of the tremendous amount of diversity they carry. There are all sorts of paths that your selection and breeding might take.
Some of these may be immune to tomato blights. Joseph would love both good and bad grow reports, especially from areas in which tomatoes are nearly impossible to grow because of diseases or pests. He’d be particularly interested in getting seeds back from any that are grown untreated in a garden with terrible blight problems where they survive as if the blight wasn't even there.
As these are descended from inter-species hybrids, germination may be erratic.