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Tomato: Whippersnapper (AK)

Tomato: Whippersnapper (AK)

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Solanum lycopersicum
25 seeds
Maturity: 60 days from transplant
Determinate

Although small and spry, Whippersnapper will astound northern gardeners with its productivity. Enjoy a bounty of small pink to red 1" oval tomatoes, slightly tart and very tasty.  Tumbling determinate 2-3' plants are difficult to stake due to their horizontal branches and quirky growth pattern. Expect Whippersnapper to be one of your first plants to produce and laden with fruit for the bulk of the season. Does well in containers and hanging baskets. Will produce ripe fruit outside in a warm, dry summer but will be much more prolific with covering for warmth.

From the Farmers

Oh Whippersnapper, you are our prized plant.  Whippersnapper was the first time we saw one of the seeds we relied on disappear from seed catalogs. It became our top priority for seed production once the farm was operational.  Whippersnapper is is super quirky with it's tumbling outward branches but we've never seen an early northern tomato covered in so much fruit. Give her lots of space or grow in a container to maintain good air flow and prevent mold. Save your seeds and keep this little Whippersnapper around for posterity to enjoy. Although early, Whippersnapper still requires warmth to produce a bountiful crop and did not love our wet, cool summer of 2020 even in our hoop house. This is third generation seed stock grown on our farm and we are so proud to keep this strain alive.