“Mermaid” (Solokha; Солоха) is a beautiful dwarf variety from Russia. The name “Solokha” has a few interesting translations, such as “unkempt woman,” “witch,” “loose woman,” and “mermaid.” This plant produces lovely petite pink hearts, so I chose the translation “Mermaid” to represent it at BHS. I was careful, however, to also include the transliterated name in the listing.
But back to the fruits. These are sweet tomatoes, reminding me a bit of Dwarf Pink Passion, except that the fruits are more delicate/smooth. It had a difficult season here in 2018, but did much better in the very early spring of 2019 after overwintering in a dimly lighted tent. I conclude then that Mermaid will grow very well in the cooler climates but need to be planted very early in the hotter climates.
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