There is nothing dainty about this indeterminate tomato: ‘Faelan’s First Snow’ has stout stems; big, white-variegated leaves; large flowers; and huge, deep pinkish red fruits. The flavor is exactly what you expect from a beefsteak-type tomato, and one slice was enough to make a whole sandwich. (My mouth is watering as I write this, remembering the many simple summer meals I have enjoyed from this tomato!) In my garden, the initial picking provided abundant fruits for nearly a month, then the plants took a bit of a break for a few weeks before setting more flowers and somewhat smaller but still delicious fruit in September. As with other variegated tomatoes, the markings on the stems and leaves were most noticeable for the first two months or so after transplanting to the garden, turning all green when summer heat really set in, usually with a bit of leaf variegation reappearing in fall.
Open-pollinated, and I do grow other tomatoes; however, these seeds are from the first few fruits to form, and I’m pretty sure this was the only tomato that was flowering at the time, so I think the likelihood of any crossing is low. Full sun. Annual.
Collected in early to mid August 2022. At least 8 seeds. (Just FYI, I did a test-sowing of some of these seeds in late August, and all of those seedlings produced variegated foliage. It may take your seedlings a bit to start showing markings, particularly if they’re growing under lights instead of sunshine. Note that a few seedlings from each packet may end up being solid green. I suggest sowing all of the seeds and separating out any seedlings that are not true to type. Don’t throw the plants out, though; they will still produce excellent tomatoes! In the very unlikely event that all of your plants turn out to be all green, do let me know and I will send you a refund for the seeds.) Shipping to US addresses only.
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