Grappoli d’Inverno

$2.35

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

“Grappoli d’Inverno” (Pomodori a Grappoli d’Inverno) is an old Italian heirloom. It is reportedly also called Pomodoro Galatina from the originating town in Southern Puglia. Slightly elongated red cherries with a strong flavor and long shelf life are your reward for easy growing of the compact, bushy plants. The translation is “bunches of winter tomatoes,” and they are traditionally hung to dry. I have seen it listed as both determinate and indeterminate, but my plants seemed to have a determinate growth habit. I have read different reports on flavor, but I found them to be both sweet and acidic. If I needed proof, I would have seen it in their attraction for stink bugs. Those insects preferentially cluster on tomato fruits that are both strongly acid and strongly sweet. Condense those flavors by drying, and you have one very useful tomato in the kitchen. This is not a rare variety, but it is highly recommended.

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