• 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.” and “I am hoping that the Skykomish late blight resistance carries through. The Sky Reacher is half Skykomish.”
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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