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Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type crinkled
Fruit color red
Fruit shape round
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad
Variety type open-pollinated
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Stick - flowers. 2010-05-22.


This is genetic curiosity! Very tall 6-8' indet. plants with pompom-like leaves that grow off the stick-like stems. Plants need a supporting stake to hold the stems. Very nice balanced flavor. (12 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

1. Linda Black of Fountain Valley, California (CA BL L) 05 / David Pendergrass
2. Shaun Harris of Dearborn Heights, Michigan 13 / Tatiana Kouchnareva, Anmore, BC (B.C KO T) 11 / Linda Black of Fountain Valley, California (CA BL L) 05 / David Pendergrass

Year grown: 2010, 2013(2)

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


Stick/Curl was grow as a growout for Tatiana, Plant grew very tall 5-6'. Needs support to hold stem up, yields for this plant were very but I grew Stick from a couple sources and I found that the seeds that Tatiana sent me were far better as production and growth compared to the other stick, having more flowers per truss and more fruit set. The taste I found to be very good, not the best not the worst, it was above my expectation for the fruit on this novelty tomato. The kids loved the plant. Calling it "Odd".

Seed source:

Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds

Year grown: 2012

Location: Dearborn, Michigan


Stick/Curl is a most unusual tomato plant. The leaves develop into pompom-like clusters and the stalks look like sticks. It grows to six ft tall, and is well suited to container growing, with support. The tomatoes are 1-3 oz red balls.

Seed source:

Gary Millwood, Louisville, Kentucky

Year grown: 2008

Location: Sonora, Kentucky

USDA Description

Plant habitat variable. Fruit 5.0 to 7.5 cm, globose, red with yellow skin, smooth, medium concentric and radial cracking, locules 4 or more. Medium set and maturity.


  • Developed by Young, P. A., Tomato Disease Laboratory, Agricultural Experimental Station, Jacksonville, Texas. In Jour. of Hered. 46:243-244, 1955, P. A. Young describes a dominant mutant which he termed Cu or Curl and which he located in 1953 as a mutant on a plant of the Stokesdale variety. Because the vines are distinctly non-suckering in type, Gleckler Seedsmen of Metamora, Ohio, listed Cu in 1959 as Stick.
  • USDA PI 330725. Listed as Curl. Donated to USDA in 1968, from United States.
  • SSE TOMATO 361.

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