TOMATO SILVERY FIR TREE FRUITS LOOK LIKE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS ON A LACY LEAVED TREE! RARE! $1.70 $1.40

‘Silvery Fir Tree’ plants are compact (45 TO 55CM) with interesting, unusual, delicate, lacy leaves. Some gardeners report that it does not require staking. However with the weight of the fruit, we found that it does benefit from support. The fruit are red in colour and weigh up to 280 grams each, have a meaty texture, and deliver an excellent, balanced flavour.

In Russian it is called ‘Serebristaya El’ which translates to “Silvery Fir Tree” in English. It is an old Russian variety that was introduced to American seed savers in the early 1990s by Marina Danilenko, a pioneering private seed seller from Moscow (see below) during the Perestroika-era.

To reduce the risk of disease do not water overhead. Rotate crops: do not plant in the same position two years in a row to combat nematodes.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in moist, well-draining soil.

It may be necessary to supply a stake or alternate support for the plant such as a tomato cage.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring or early or very late Summer. Planting seeds at a depth of 5mm with 50cm plant spacing and 70cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-14 days at 21-27°C

Maturity
60-80 days

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