Komnatny Surprise (Komnatnyj Sjurpriz; Surprise Room; Room Surprise)

$2.25

  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: compact determinate
  • Leaf type: regular leaf
  • Time to maturity: midseason
  • Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for fungal and bacterial diseases
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 20

“Komnatny Surprise” (Komnatnyj Sjurpriz; Комнатный Сюрприз; Surprise Room; Room Surprise) was difficult to list due to the numerous names in translation and transliteration, both of which seem to be an inexact science. But this is a great tomato! It was one of my favorites from this season. K. Surprise was an outstanding performer, not just in regard to the spring 2016 crop, but as a paste of all the pastes I have grown.
K. Surprise is extremely meaty and has a good, strong flavor at full ripeness. Two things in addition were very important to me and made it a standout paste in my garden. The first is that it is a compact (like a dwarf but without rugose leaves and a tree-like growth pattern), yet prolific. This variety topped at 30 inches in my 5 gallon pot. It made several fruit sets (rare in my garden).
The second reason is that it was the most disease-free of any of my tomato varieties this spring excepting a commercial variety called Venus.
So…if I had a row of these plants in 5 gallon pots (small cages) on my patio, within a few months I would have enough paste fruits to stock my freezer with sauce, paste, puree, stewed tomatoes, and even some to dehydrate.
I am highly pleased with this one!

25 in stock