Mexico Midget

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Mexico Midget
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape round
Fruit size currant
Fruit type cherry
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Mexico
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Mexico Midget - ripe fruit. 2013-07-29.

B.C KO T

Indet. plants with long and lanky vines, with regular foliage typical for wild tomatoes, round red fruits ~1-1.5 cm in diameter. Good yield, reasonably early, and continues to produce until it is killed by frost. Very good intense tomato flavor. Good disease resistance.

Seed source:

Linda Black of Fountain Valley, California (CA BL L) 08 / Heirloom Seeds 06

Year grown: 2011 (crop failure), 2013

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


MI FL J

Large vines need caging or staking, sprawling highly branched plant with very small leaves, produces very large crop of seedy 0.5 inch round red fruit that give a burst of sweet flavor. Steadily productive right until first frost. Great to sprinkle them whole in salads or cooked dishes.

Seed source:

Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C)

Year grown: 2005, 2007

Location: Augusta, Michigan



History

  • Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina, was sent this variety from Barney Laman, California, via a National Gardening Association seed swap in 1990. Barney claimed that he was given Mexico Midget by his brother, who was a truck driver, who obtained it while driving in Mexico, claiming it grew wild there.
  • One commercial source noted for 2004 in the Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition: Seed Savers Exchange , but now it is more available.



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Facts about Mexico MidgetRDF feed
CountryMexico +
DescriptionIndet. plants with long and lanky vines, w Indet. plants with long and lanky vines, with regular foliage typical for wild tomatoes, round red fruits ~1-1.5 cm in diameter. Good yield, reasonably early, and continues to produce until it is killed by frost. Very good intense tomato flavor. Good disease resistance. se tomato flavor. Good disease resistance.
Fruit colorred +
Fruit shaperound +
Fruit sizecurrant +
Fruit typecherry +
Growth habitindet. +
History* Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carol * Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina, was sent this variety from Barney Laman, California, via a National Gardening Association seed swap in 1990. Barney claimed that he was given Mexico Midget by his brother, who was a truck driver, who obtained it while driving in Mexico, claiming it grew wild there.
Leafregular +
Maturitymidseason +
Member codeB.C KO T + and MI FL J +
See alsoMexican Cocktail +
Seed sourceLinda Black of Fountain Valley, California (CA BL L) 08 / Heirloom Seeds 06
Variety typeopen-pollinated +
VendorTatiana's TOMATObase Seeds +, Gleckler Seedmen +, Skyfire Garden Seeds +, Totally Tomatoes +, Heirloom Seeds +, Trade Winds Fruit +, Hazzard's Wholesale Seeds +, Knapp's Fresh Vegies + and Twining Vine Garden +
Year grown2011 (crop failure) + and 2013 +
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