Sky Reacher


  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: indeterminate
  • Leaf type: regular leaf
  • Time to maturity: midseason
  • Packed For Sales Season: 2016-17
  • Year seed harvested: May 2016
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 10
  • Germination 97% after Hot Water Seed Treatment for Fungal and Bacterial Diseases

“Sky Reacher” is an interesting variety by Tom Wagner, released prior to stability, and now being sold under a number of names, including “Skyreacher” and “SkyReacher.” It is described variously as indeterminate and determinate. The color of the fruit exterior is described as “brick red” with orange stripes and “purple red” with orange stripes. The large vendors are offering a version that has a solid red flesh interior. Mr. Wagner’s original discussion in the “tatermater.proboards” included his questions and comments, “The Sky Reacher is half Skykomish. Has everyone found only red flesh and no bi-color? How tall are the vines?” At no point is there a consensus on determinate versus indeterminate, although it is consistently reported to grow to 4 feet tall. The original cross was reported by Mr. Wagner as, “SKYKOMISH was the male parent in the original cross. The female was a red and yellow stripe clone out of a MR. STRIPEY and GREEN ZEBRA recombinant.”
The Sky Reacher I grew appears to have some of the coloration of Skykomish than the versions being sold currently by the large vendors. The fruits are small salad, slightly flattened, and have an excellent flavor. If the flavor were not so good I would not offer this variety, as I believe it may be still developing in stability. It did not like my heat and humidity, and I cannot verify late blight tolerance or resistance, although my single plant did not get late blight.
NOTE: This variety may be a segregate that is still developing. You may grow fruits that have different coloration or shape. Others I have seen are more red. Additional stock will not be available, as I will switch back to Queen Anne, which did better in my climate and had similar coloration and size, although different parentage.

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