Currant Tomato
Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium 'Tess's Land Race Currant'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: pimpinellifolium (pim-pi-nel-ih-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Tess's Land Race Currant
Registered or introduced: 2006
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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Currant

Fruit Size:

Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

Orange

Red-orange

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Family heirlooms

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Drying

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Westbrook, Connecticut

Pukalani, Hawaii

Boise City, Oklahoma

Herndon, Virginia

Ahtanum, Washington

Chehalis, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 26, 2007, DonShirer from Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

I saw this new variety listed and tried it thinking it might do well in my shaded vegetable garden. Did it ever!
So many tiny red clustered fruit from two plants that I had to give them away to friends (who liked them). Flavor ok (not exceptional) but they look great in salads and are fine for just popping in your mouth. Plants sprawl, so best put in a 5 or 6 foot cage. Ripens early.