Post Office Spoonful (gift only with purchase)
- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Plant growth: indeterminate
- Leaf type: regular leaf
- Time to maturity: early-midseason
- GIFT PACKET, seed count varies
- Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for Fungal and Bacterial Diseases
“Post Office Spoonful” is a super-flavorful and apparently disease resistant (late blight) red currant tomato. I chose it to include in this coming season’s “Special Gift Packets” to send with orders from Bunny Hop Seeds. You have the option to add one packet with your order to your shopping cart with no extra charge. Please choose only one of these varieties listed as special gifts for each order. If your order contains more than one of the special gift varieties, I will select one of those to send.
This tomato has a story that maybe many of you already know. Here is the history, as related by the kind lady who sent me seeds:
When she was a girl, Pittsburgh folk singer Cathasaigh (that’s her full, legal name) encountered a very old man planting tomato plants in front of a post office. The man explained that seeds of these tomatoes had been brought over by his grandmother from Italy, and the tomato had been grown by his family for generations. The man was getting too old to garden, so he planted his last seedlings in front of the post office. It was his hope that people would taste the tomatoes, like them, and plant the seeds so this wonderful tomato could continue. His term for the currant tomatoes was “spoonfuls.” Cathasaigh tasted, liked, and planted the tomato for years, naming it “Post Office Spoonful.” She gave seeds to Nancy Carr, who grew them out and sent them to many tomato growers.
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