- Tomato Plants
- White Currant
This little guy is a trouper! Years ago I bought this seed (and as far as I can tell, it is no longer available) and really enjoyed it. The following year I realized it had been discontinued from the supplier and I was angry I had not saved any seed. Too bad, right? Wrong. Remarkably, a couple years later, a seedling appeared on the side of my house. Normally, I would have simply pulled it out and never thought of it again. This little thing escaped my notice and began to grow along the ground. Once I finally did see it, this thing was now a monster, creeping and climbing all over everything. Intrigued, I left it alone. One day I went around the house and saw it was my delightful White Currant tomato! Seemingly, millions of tiny pale yellow fruit covered this plant. I made a mental note to collect seed. As is typical of me, I procrastinated...for 10 years. Each year a new generation would show up, usually near the side of the house. One year, it ended up in an old burn pile sort of in the middle of my yard. I could no longer ignore it. Each time I mowed around this area, there it was, right in my face, covered in fruit. Anyway, this one is a great, very small, usually a bit bigger than a dime, palest yellow sweet fruited winner. I have never really seen any disease on it, looks strong right up until a hard freeze. Obviously, it is bullet proof considering in all these years, each generation has never been watered, much less fertilized. In spite of the name, I do not believe this to be an actual Currant Tomato, which is a slightly different species. It is instead, just a very tiny true Tomato. Very similar to Snow White, another one that I really love.