1 plant in a 4 inch cup
A new variety from Wild Boar Farm
This small cherry tomato variety has not only exceptional flavor, but on amazing history. Developed in the late 1990s by plant breeder Tim Peters and released as the experimental variety ”Fruity Mix”, it was nearly lost to the world when Tim closed his business in the early 2000’s. This would have been a huge loss – its unique flavor, sweet and intensely fruity, has the elusive umami flavor described by top chefs. People who have tasted it prefer it to Sungold hands down and is much more crack resistant. It is the result of crossing dozens of wild species with domestic tomatoes and could not be reproduced with more conventional breading.
Fortunately, in 2018, tomato aficionado Tien Chiu rediscovered a 17-year-old seed packet, preserved by botanists Rob Ferber and Linda Maepa of Little Grove Farms and managed to grow out just three plants from the old seeds. Wild Boar Farms has further developed, stabilized and refined the variety and is not releasing it as Tim’s Taste of Paradise.
This is the perfect tomato for home growers, with excellent vigor and great productivity. The only downside is that you won’t be able to resist them, so very few of the tomatoes will make it into the house!
Seed, info and photo from Wild Boar Farm