Chiapas Wild Tomato
Chiapas Wild is a fascinating wild-type variety of cherry tomato, meaning it is more closely linked to the ancient, wild tomatoes that humans eventually began to breed and cultivate. The tomatoes have a totally unique depth of flavour, paired with a delectable sweetness. Typically, this variety produces small tomatoes the size of a blueberry, but in 2022 Franken Farm experienced a unique occurrence- one of my plants produced only full-size cherry tomatoes that retained their delicious flavour. This plant is the origin of these seeds.
A little more information: The plant was the largest tomato plant I have ever grown, reaching 12 feet tall and roughly 8 feet wide from leaf to leaf. It was the first and last producer of the season, as well as having the heaviest yield of a single plant. This tomato is an excellent candidate if you don't lack for space in your garden and would like to grow a showstopping plant whose wild origins serve as an interesting conversational piece. Indeterminate and open pollinated.
Grown organically with love and tenderness in the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada, in the summer of 2022. Germination tested. Minimum 30 seeds.