Stone Ridge

$2.45

  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: indeterminate
  • Leaf type: regular leaf
  • Time to maturity: midseason
  • Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for fungal and bacterial diseases
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 15+

“Stone Ridge” is a most interesting heirloom from Stone Ridge, New York. I don’t normally steal the descriptions belonging to other seed vendors, but I don’t honestly feel that I could do this tomato justice without using the words of my seed source, Hudson Valley Seed Company (who also brought me Aubry’s Special Pinks and other fine vege): “When Stone Ridge New York Hort Hunk Larry Fuscher donated tomato seeds to the Seed Library, we didn’t know what we were in for. We grew out 100 plants to trial his family heirloom and found a wide range of tomato shapes, sizes, and coloring. Little did we know that when we asked for a written description of the tomato we would blush. ‘Mine have a rich, bulbous, deeply creased full bodied sensuosity,’ wrote Larry in the G-rated part of his email. ‘May her sexy hips live long and flurish.’ It’s impossible to deny the salaciousness of tomatoes, especially these ample bottomed ones. Larry, and we, are particlular about keeping these tomatoes sexy, so if you find any that are, in his words, ‘pathetically acuminated’ please don’t save seed from those. Rather, help us preserve the fecundity of these fruits by selecting the wider, rounder, and more deeply lobed Stone Ridges, otherwise, you might be hearing from Larry.”
With that said. Err. A-hem. I did indeed notice differently shaped fruits on the same plant. Some were more of an elongated “Twiggy” rather than “Sophia Loren” paste shape, while others were an “ample-bottomed” pleated pear shape. I don’t know what colors the Hudson Valley folks came up with, but my Stone Ridge tomatoes were red. The flesh was meaty with a really fine flavor, sweet and sharp at the same time, with some juice.

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