- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Plant growth: indeterminate
- Leaf type: regular leaf
- Time to maturity: mid-late season
- Approx. number of seeds per pack: 15
- Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for Fungal and Bacterial Diseases
“Skykomish” is a creation of Tom Wagner, and according to Mr. Wagner, it is both tolerant and resistant to late blight. “Make My Day is one that has both the Ph-2 and Ph-3 gene in a homozygous pairing. No blight. It is related to my Skykomish variety which is also tolerant to blight.” http://www.tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t=15907 and “I am hoping that the Skykomish late blight resistance carries through. The Sky Reacher is half Skykomish.” http://tatermater.proboards.com/thread/760/sky-reacher
My understanding of tolerance versus resistance is that a plant which is tolerant to a disease will actually have the disease, yet be unaffected or little affected by it. Resistance, on the other hand, means that a plant will not contract the disease. Looking at the genetics that Mr. Wagner described in various forums and boards, I believe that Skykomish has resistance rather than tolerance. However, perhaps it is true that a plant may have partial resistance along with tolerance. What I know about tomatoes and genetics might fill a small thimble.
At any rate, Skykomish was one of the healthiest plants in my garden. The flavor of the fruits was very good, and had a little lingering sweetness. The skin was very durable against my pet stinkbugs. It was a bit late in fruit set; however, with the health of this plant so excellent, it was able to thrive long enough to set fruit nicely.
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