Kimberley

$2.45

  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: COMPACT indeterminate
  • Leaf type: potato leaf
  • Time to maturity: early
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 15
  • Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for Fungal and Bacterial Diseases

“Kimberley” was sweet and much better tasting than I was expecting. It is an early, compact, potato-leaved plant. The firs time I tried growing it as a hanging basket plant, but it did grow larger than I expected for that, and was not recumbent. There were branching vines about 3 feet long. Still, I didn’t cage it and the vines did not break, hanging over the edge of my very tall pot. This season I grew Kimberley as a dwarf in a caged 5 gal black nursery pot, and it was much more productive. The fruits are cute, and of a very decent small salad size…pretty little red fruits with pointed ends.
A Texas grower noted that Kimberley sets fruit very well in the heat, and I can confirm this, having grown it in the spring and fall crops of 2015, as well as in 2017 and 2018. I have seen that the name is not spelled consistently in vendor listings, and one vendor made reference to an origin in “Kimberly, British Columbia.” But what I have found is that the location in British Columbia is spelled “Kimberley,” and so is this variety’s name. Kimberley is the result of John de Rocque’s cross of Tiny Tim with Siberia.
Kimberley was very early for me, under 60 days to harvest. Most surprising was the flavor, which was really excellent for such an early variety.

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