- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Plant growth: dwarf, indeterminate
- Leaf type: regular, rugose leaf
- Time to maturity: midseason
- Approx. number of seeds per pack: 15
- Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for Fungal and Bacterial Diseases
“Rumpelstiltskin (F7)” is a dwarf plant that produces flattened yellow beefsteaks of medium size. The original line was called “Rumpelstiltskin Project,” and came from a cross of Dwarf Wild Fred x Keith Mueller’s H-28. Blane Horton is the creator of Rumpelstiltskin and its siblings.
Many other named segregates came from this line, based upon striped versus no stripes, rugose potato versus rugose regular leaves, and of course fruit color and size/shape. It is important to remember this though, since these are F7 generation seeds.
For example, if you find yellow flattened beefsteak fruits with red inner dots like these show, but they also have yellow stripes, then this is not true to type for Rumpelstiltskin. Delta Diver is the segregate just like this but with yellow stripes. (Delta Diver Red is red and yellow stripes; Delta Diver is yellow with yellow stripes).
The leaves must be rugose regular leaf. If they are rugose potato leaf, even if the fruits are true to type, this is not Rumpelstiltskin. Rumpelstiltskin is dwarf and has rugose regular leaves with small to medium sized flattened yellow beefsteaks with no stripes. I am marking this as a developing line, even at F7 generation, as there have been traits appearing and disappearing in this line. The red inner dots may or may not appear, but are most likely to appear when the fruit has ripened in the heat (not on a tray indoors). I like the red dots…like snake eyes with a roll of the dice.
The fruit is tartly tasty. If you don’t like sugary tomatoes then you will probably like this one very much.
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