Sky Reacher

$2.45

  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: indeterminate
  • 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

“Sky Reacher” is an interesting variety by Tom Wagner, released prior to stability, and now being sold under a number of names, including “Skyreacher” and “SkyReacher.” It is described variously as indeterminate and determinate. The color of the fruit exterior is described as “brick red” with orange stripes and “purple red” with orange stripes. Some vendors are offering a version that has a solid red flesh interior. Mr. Wagner’s original discussion in the “tatermater.proboards” included his questions and comments, “The Sky Reacher is half Skykomish. Has everyone found only red flesh and no bi-color? How tall are the vines?” At no point is there a consensus on determinate versus indeterminate, although it is consistently reported to grow to 4 feet tall. The original cross was reported by Mr. Wagner as, “SKYKOMISH was the male parent in the original cross. The female was a red and yellow stripe clone out of a MR. STRIPEY and GREEN ZEBRA recombinant.” http://tatermater.proboards.com/thread/760/sky-reacher
Sky Reacher has an excellent flavor, and appears to share the disease resistance of Skykomish. The first year I tried this variety, I decided not to grow it again, as it did not appear to tolerate my heat and humidity well. This season I gave it an earlier start, and it was one of the healthiest and most productive tomato varieties I grew.

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