Sweet for Children, “Plum” (Detsky Sladkiy Slivka)

$2.25

  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: determinate, compact
  • Leaf type: regular leaf
  • Time to maturity: very early
  • Packed For Sales Season: 2016-17
  • Year seed harvested: April 2016
  • 2016 Germination test 94% after Hot Water Seed Treatment
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 20+

Sweet for Children, “Plum” (Detsky Sladkiy Slivka; Детский Сладкий “Сливка”) is an incredible tomato from Russia. It is an open pollinated commercial variety that grows extremely well in a 5-gallon bucket, to a height of 2-3 feet. Mine were only 2 feet tall. It loads itself with sizable red plums, and keeps producing. I finally cleared the plant when I performed my garden clean-up, and it was one of very few still alive and trying to set fruit in the heat. Fruit set is very early, especially for a plum tomato. I will say that I didn’t find the flavor as sweet as the name implies; it is bold and hearty, more acid than sweet. It was my neighbors’ favorite when I asked them to compare tastes among 12 of my earliest varieties. They described it as, “rich, bold, and tomatoey.” You will pick these fruits, then pick them again, then pick them again…such a large amount of fruit produced on such a compact plant!

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