Cuatomate

$2.25

  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: indeterminate
  • Leaf type: regular leaf
  • Time to maturity: early
  • Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 30

“Cuatomate” is an interesting little currant variety. It is said to be a “unique Zapotec Indian heirloom.” I cannot confirm or deny that. And the color is debatable as well. The vendor from whom I purchased seeds states that it is orange. Another vendor/database describes it as “orange turning to red.” With my box of 120 Crayola crayons by my side, I name this color “red-orange.” Or maybe “orange-red.” Or possibly Sunset Orange. Or Bittersweet. Or Venetian Red….
Anyway (don’t get me started on colors!)…the flavor and texture are good, solid currant-ish little sweet juicy bags of crunchy seeds. I do like that. The skins are thin enough to be pleasant. I think that the flavor of Matt’s Wild Cherry is stronger (that one is not a true currant, I believe), but this one is quite eatable.
I grew it in a 5 gallon pot, and the plant was less than 3 feet high, but with horizontal branches shooting out to at least 2 feet. Wow! So not a huge sprawling thing like Matt’s, but something that perhaps I should try in a hanging basket?
What else? Early and prolific.

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